Azouqa, Aida O.

Dr. Aida O. Azouqa was a Professor of English and Comparative English at the University of Jordan. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago.

The Literary Influence of the Medieval Arabian Nights on Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Novelists of the Arab World: Magical Realism Between East and West
2019 1-4955-0718-1
While Adaptations register the Arabian Nights' resiliency to fit numerous literary modes, the book demonstrates that understanding the spirit of their hypertext has merited their magical realist novels in achieving their fictional purposes. Accordingly, the novels examined in this book use the varied elements of the Arabian Nights to break away from conventions of realism. The categories of the Arabian Nights in general, and its marvelous in particular, invariably suggests that novelists used to them either to subvert the discourses of colonial archives of discovery, or the transgression of institutionalized censorship.