Novos Estudos - CEBRAP
Print version ISSN 0101-3300
HAFEZ, Sabry. O novo romance egípcio: transformação urbana e forma narrativa. Novos estud. - CEBRAP [online]. 2011, n.90, pp. 115-129. ISSN 0101-3300. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-33002011000200009.
The new Egyptian novel shares a set of distinct narrative characteristics; these involve both a rupture with earlier realist and modernist forms, and a transformation of the rules of reference by which the text relates to the extrinsic world. The author suggests that, whatever their actual settings, these works share demonstrable formal homologies with the sprawling slums of Cairo itself.
Keywords : Contemporary Arabic literature; Egyptian novel; Cairo; Narrative form and urban structure.