Alif 36

Friendship: Representations and Cultural Variations

Edited by Ferial Ghazoul

Friendship, though esteemed, has not been central in critical studies. It has been overshadowed by other bonding relationships. However, it figures as

English edition
5 January 2017
500 pp.
16.5X24cm
ISBN 9789774167720
For sale worldwide

$24.95

Friendship, though esteemed, has not been central in critical studies. It has been overshadowed by other bonding relationships. However, it figures as a privileged theme in classical, medieval, renaissance, and modern philosophy. More recently, sociological, anthropological, and psychological studies have explored the varied dimensions of friendship. Different cultures view friendship in various perspectives that intersect, contrast, and echo each other. In Middle Eastern, East Asian, European, and American thought, philosophers, jurists, and creative writers have explored the idea of friendship and their input is analyzed in this issue. Alif 36 foregrounds different ways of presenting friendship in diverse cultures and historical periods.

Ferial Ghazoul

<p>FERIA J. GHAZOUL is an Iraqi scholar, critic, and translator. She is professor of English and comparative literature at the American University in Cairo, and editor of <em>Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics</em>. She has written extensively on gender issues in modern and medieval literature and is the author of <em>Nocturnal Poetics: The Arabian Nights in Comparative Context</em> (AUC Press, 1996). To read an interview with her (AUC Press e-Newsletter, November 2013), <a href="https://www.aucpress.com/t-eNewsletter-MeetTheAuthor-November2013.aspx?template=template_enewsletter">click here</a>.</p>
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