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Tracing the history of the “conquering” of the Arab world by the West, he provides a detailed history of the ways in which Islamic fundamentalism has come to compensate for Western dominance. And his analysis of the fundamental role of Saudi Arabia, and its official version of Islam, wahhabism, in the moral and political degradation of Islam is very well done.

Obituary: Abdelwahab Meddeb

This volume consists of a series of three long interviews with the author. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. In this impassioned, erudite, and deeply moving book, Abdelwahab Meddeb, born and raised in Tunis and now living in Paris, details the breadth and scope of the Arab intellectual tradition and dismantles common preconceptions held by the Islamic and Western worlds.


His proposed remedies for are philosophically complex and fitting to his subject.

Showing of 4 reviews. If this was a genuine attempt to communicate with the wider masses, of which I’m one, then it fails dismally. This section possibly contains original research.

Medeb texts are those of a polymath. Abdelwahab Meddeb probes the thorny issue of Islamic fundamentalism and examines how it has gained such a dangerous foothold in the 20th century.

Tunisian Poet and Essayist Abdelwahab Meddeb, 1946-2014

Also, he has shown how tolerant was initially Islam. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Abdelwahag 3 left in stock – order soon. From on, he lived in Paris, where he published, in the s, his first essays and poems.

But “ancient Islam, intelligent and likable” is vastly different from “the political forms of present Islam, stupid and detestable” and steeped in xenophobia, fanaticism, prudery and resentment, according to Meddeb. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Le Temps des inconciliables. Only 1 left in stock – order soon.

Tunisian Poet and Essayist Abdelwahab Meddeb, – ArabLit

From he was a literary consultant at Sindbad publications, helping to introduce a French reading public to the classics of Arabic and Abdelqahab literatures as well as the great Sufi writers. I cannot escape the immpression that all this is an effort to show off the authors “superior intellect”.

Le marcheur, voulant fuir le labyrinthe de l’enfance, s’y enfonce. Brilliant and captivating history with deep insights about the plight and promise of Islam today. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Le narrateur-personnage oublie de persuader. Mais il bouscule aussi les valeurs du monde islamique en conduisant en arabe l’expression “fils de dieu” en contradiction jeddeb avec un des fondements de la religion musulmane.


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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. InMeddeb moved to Paris to mevdeb his university studies at the Sorbonne in art history. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Are you an author?