In this series Gorgias publishes monographs on the history and literature of the modern Middle East. Gorgias particularly welcomes proposals from younger scholars whose dissertations have made an important contribution to the field. Studies of language and linguistics, Judaism and religion in general each have their own series and will not be included in this series.
Self and Other explores the complex dynamic between the individual and the collectivity, narrative and identity that define the short fiction of Yūsuf al-Shārūnī, pioneer of Arab literary modernism. With a range of translated extracts, Kate V.M. Daniels offers English-speaking readers an invaluable introduction to one of Egypt's greatest short story-writers.
Gorgias Press is an independent academic publisher specializing in the history and religion of the Middle East and the larger pre-modern world. We are run by scholars, for scholars, who believe strongly in "Publishing for the Sake of Knowledge."