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Samuli Schielke u. Mukhtar Saad Shehata: "The writing of lives. An ethnography of writers and their milieus in Alexandria"

ZMO Working Papers

ZMO Working Papers


Zusammenfassung:

Based on our ongoing ethnographic fieldwork with writers in Alexandria, Egypt's second city, we focus in this article on two literary circles and a handful of writers from the city. Exploring their different takes on literary aesthetics, institutions, morals and politics, we search to answer two questions. First: how do specifitc institiutional, cultural generational and class milieus contribute to the making of literary careers, sociality and aesthetics? Second: what kind of productive relationships can be observed between literary writing and the crafting of life trajectories?

 

 

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Bibliographische Angaben:

Schielke, Samuli und Mukhtar Saad Shehata. 2016. "The writing of lives. An ethnography of writers and their milieus in Alexandria.", Working Papers 17, Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) Berlin.