Book Addresses the Need to Grant Equality for All Literary Genres
The book shows how a collection of poems, a short story, or essays compiled in a book can be worthier than a novel. It is an overt condemnation of all forms of privilege granted to a literary genre over other writing genres. Though the book could be perceived as a vociferous cry against the novel per se, Dahab thinks that it is actually an objective view against the process of perpetuating the delusion that the novel specifically, and narrative fiction in general, should inevitably be the most dominating and influential literary trend.
"If the Era of the Novel were not an expression of underestimation toward the other literary genres, I would take the lead in supporting a definition of our time anchored in literature. It would be honoring a craft that has been subject to much unfairness. In fact, literature has been resisting marginalization so audaciously that it merits homage for staying alive," Dahab points out. It is time for literature to start anew by giving all genres the same chance to flourish in total freedom without any sort of secret or manifest patronage.
Damn the Novel challenges the current trend in reading and writing markets. The book hopes to make readers realize that it is time for literature to embrace a fresh literary atmosphere in which all genres are granted equality to get the same chance to flourish in total freedom without prejudgments. For more details about the book, please visit https://www.amazon.com/Damn-Novel-AMR-Muneer-Dahab/dp/1546271325.
Damn the Novel
By Amr Muneer Dahab
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 160 pages | ISBN 9781546271307
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 160 pages | ISBN 9781546271321
E-Book | 160 pages | ISBN 9781546271314
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Amr Muneer Dahab, a Sudanese essayist and poet, is best known for his critical essays tackling controversial cultural, literary, intellectual and political issues in the Arab world and worldwide. His over 20 years experience as a columnist in opinion journalism, in addition to his academic engineering degree and relevant practical career, allowed his words to be architected in a skillfully depict reality with honesty, objectivity and creativity.
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