TITLE

Rachid Boudjedra: The Bard of Modernity

AUTHOR(S)
Gafaïti, Hafid
PUB. DATE
June 1992
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Summer1992, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p89
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the writings of the Maghreb writer Rachid Boudjedra. Since the publication of his French-language his work has been regarded as revolutionary within the context of the Arabic novel, but this judgment has proved even more valid since 1981, when he began to write in Arabic and to translate into French. A former maquisard in the Algerian resistance movement, Boudjedra is unquestionably one of the great figures of Algerian culture. His political positions are often iconoclastic, and his work is deeply unsettling not only in an Arabic context, but also in France. In any case, Boudjedra occupies a unique place in the Algerian and Arabic literary scene.
ACCESSION #
15515969

 

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