What ʿĪsā ibn Hishām Told Us : A Period of Time

Period of Time – With What ‘Isa Ibn Hisham Said to Us The Library of Arabic Literature brings readers an acclaimed masterpiece of the early 20th century in Arabic prose. Written by Egyptian journalist Muhammad al-Muwaylihi, this exceptional title first appeared in serial form by his first family’s legendary paper Misbah Al-SharqLight of the East), upon which this version is built, and was later released in 1907 as a book. 

Period of Time – The book was widely praised for its knowledge and witty humorous style, What ‘Isa ibn Hisham told us was loved by Egypt’s rapidly growing readership and was soon required read for many generations of Egyptian schoolchildren.

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The book bridges the gap between classical genres and the emergence of contemporary Arabic writing, What ‘Isa ibn Hisham Told Us is split in two sections, one of which was added to the text in the fourth edition in 1927. 

The tone is humorous and critical in perspective the book chronicles the adventures of its narration’s narrator, ‘Isa ibn His as well as his friend and his companion, and his companion, the Pasha and his companion, the Pasha, through a fast Westernized Cairo in the midst the British occupation, providing a vivid analysis of a society that is negotiating, albeit in a way that is not perfect–the clash between imported customs and values with traditional standards of conduct, law and education.

 “Second Journey” follows the Pasha “Second Journey” takes the Narrator to Paris to see the Exposition Universelle of 1900, where Al-Muwaylihi turns the constant criticism of European society modernity, the state of affairs, and the significance of Western imperialism that ripples throughout the world.

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The book has opened the way to the contemporary Arabic novel The Story of ‘Isa Ibn Hisham told us is a must-read because of its sociological insights into colonial Egypt and for its pioneering role in Arabic literary historical.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B010CDLSFU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ NYU Press (July 3, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 3, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1034 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 612 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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