"Distant View of a Minaret" by Alifa Rifaat was first published in 1983. It is a collection of fifteen very interesting and informative stories. The recurring ideas of sexual frustration, pervasive cultural burden, and death are the most prominent of the themes of the stories. Notwithstanding the questions raised by the author about the limits placed on women in Islamic society, she never raises a question of the ultimate validity of Islam. There is element of Islamic faith in each of the stories in the book. A Quick Guide to "Distant View of a Minaret" Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Alifa's Literary Themes Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Plot Summaries Chapter Five: Critical Analysis
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|Size: ||351 KB|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781312606906 (DRM-EPUB)|
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