Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 312 p.
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Collection of articles
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0622-2
Year of publication: 2022
Place of publication: Moscow


Ex. editor: Elena M. Dyakonova
Genre in Oriental Literature. Compiled and edited by Elena Dyakonova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2022, 312 p.

Information about ex. editor:

Elena M. Dyakonova, PhD in Philology, Leading Research Fellow, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia; Professor, Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, HSE University, Straraya Basmannaya 24/1, 105060 Moscow, Russia.


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The collection Genre in Oriental Literature contains papers by research fellows of a number of educational and academic institutions of Moscow, under the general supervision of the Institute of World Literature, RAS, and discusses the very important and urgent problem of genre attribution of various works of Oriental literature in correlation with the standard concept of genre accepted in European philology. The book’s contributors strive to find both similarities and differences in varying reasons for distinguishing and demarcating genres in the Orient and in Europe, to grasp the diverse approaches to distinguishing genres practiced by representatives of individual Oriental traditions and by European researchers. For a wide range of orientalists, literary theorists, specialists in the comparative study of cultures.

Keywords: oriental literature, genre, tradition