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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (9)

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Criticism, Cultural Studies, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (9th installment) P A R T III Fundamentalism Against the West 19 Islam never had a Dante who summoned the intellectual audacity to make his writing address political events as they appeared in the reality of history.  I dream […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (8)

February 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation, Uncategorized

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (8th installment) P A R T II A Genealogy of Fundamentalism 17 In 750 the Abbasids unseated the Umayyads by trying to charge the function of the caliph with sacred character through the spiritual legitimacy conferred by belonging to […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (6)

February 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Essays, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation, Uncategorized

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (6th installment) P A R T II A Genealogy of Fundamentalism 12 The movement that tried to take power in the lifetime of Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab came to nothing. The troops of the viceroy of Egypt’s, Mohammed ‘Ali (1769-1848), […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (5)

February 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, History, Intellectuals, Islam, Politics, Translation

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (5th installment) P A R T II A Genealogy of Fundamentalism 9 To throw light on the genesis of Saudi Arabia and the formation of its ideology, it is necessary to go far back in the course of history. […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (4)

February 19th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (4th installment) 7. We have to acknowledge the flourishing of Islamic Fundamentalism and the global dimension it assumed. The event to which we were witnesses on September 11 2001 was made possible only by the mutation the Western model […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (3)

February 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation, Uncategorized

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (3rd installment) 4. If we look simultaneously at science, the state of technology and the state of the arts, we can say that Islamic civilization kept pace with what was happening in Europe until the baroque and classical eras. […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (2)

February 17th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation, Uncategorized

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (2nd installment) 2. The Islamic world has been unceasingly  inconsolable in its destitution. It knew one very high point of civilization, accompanied by the boldness of hegemony. If we go back to the notion of “world capital” as proposed […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (1)

February 16th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (French edition published by Editions Seuil in 2002 English edition [o.p.] published by Basic Books in 2003) Table of Contents I.    Islam, Inconsolable in its Destitution II.   The Genealogy of Fundamentalism III.  Fundamentalism against the West IV.  […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb (1946-2014)

November 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Criticism, Cultural Studies, Essays, Poet, Poetics, Poetry, Radio, Translator

Abdelwahab Meddeb passed away in the night from Wednesday to Thursday in Paris.  Born in Tunis in 1946, he was a poet, scholar, writer, translator, traveller, magazine editor (“Dédale“), book editor (as series editor with  Editions Sindbad from 1974 to 1987 he published the classics of sufism as well as many of the most outstanding contemporary Arab authors), […]

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Eric Mottram Lives!

October 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Cultural Studies, Poetics, Poetry, Uncategorized

Old Eric Mottram friend John Whiting has done us all a great favor by making available some of his tapes of Mottram’s most amazing graduate seminar from the early seventies, “American Imagination of Synthesis,” which I myself also took around 73/74 (my cassette tapes have in the main gone bad — so, double thanks to John!) […]

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