[ilds] book DISARMING WORDS query

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 3 18:55:30 PDT 2015


Thanks, James.  I’m not familiar with Tageldin’s Disarming Words (2011).  Sounds like he may have something in common with Michael Diboll and his book on Durrell and the Quartet’s Egyptian context.

Bruce



> On Jul 3, 2015, at 1:36 PM, James Gifford <james.d.gifford at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Ah, she does garner the citation, on p. 323!
> 
> https://books.google.ca/books?id=pnCCq7lLUyIC&lpg=PP1&dq=disarming%20words&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=disarming%20words&f=false
> 
> I've just read through what's available online for the book and will need to dig up a copy.  Interesting prospect, but the missing parts look the meatiest.
> 
> Best,
> James
> 
> On 2015-07-03 1:30 PM, James Gifford wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> 
>> I just saw this in a review of Shaden M. Tageldin's /DISARMING WORDS:
>> EMPIRE AND THE SEDUCTIONS OF TRANSLATION IN EGYPT/ U California P, 2011.
>> 
>> "Other chapters in this work pursue Tageldin’s interpretation of authors
>> such as Carlyle, tracing the influence of his On Heroes (and Carlyle’s
>> reading of Mohammed) on the influential translator Mohammed Al-Sibai,
>> and Lawrence Durrell, engaging a more contemporary discussion of the
>> notion of seduction through the main female character in his 1958 novel
>> Montolive (one of the works making up the Alexandria Quartet) interwoven
>> with a reading of John Ruskin."
>> 
>> I wonder if anyone has seen this book?  It makes me ponder if Anne
>> Zahlan gets a citation where on is due...
>> 
>> All best,
>> James
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