Explores how the study of modern Arabic literature was transformed by Mustafa Badawi. This book illustrates the critical affiliations and teaching methods of the outstanding scholar of modern Arabic literature in the 20th century. It assesses some of the problems faced by an intellectual and translator in bridging Arabic and western cultures.
Roger Allen retired in 2011 from his position as the Sascha Jane Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He was Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations. Robin Ostle is Emeritius Research Fellow in Modern Arabic at St. John's College, and is currently President of the Academic Council of the Maison Mediterraneenne des Sciences de L'Homme in the University of Aix Marseille.