"Sudanese author Tayeb Salih is one of the most celebrated writers of modern Arabic literature. In this study, Hassan examines the ways in which Salih's work depicts the clashing of diverse Arab ideologies with questions of tradition, modernity, imperialism, gender, and political authority. He uses a combination of critical methodologies, including Bakhtin's theory of the novel, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, and Sufism."—Book News
Waïl S. Hassan is an assistant professor of English at Illinois State University, teaching courses in comparative literature, postcolonial studies, and literary and cultural theory. He holds advanced degrees in English and comparative literature from the American University in Cairo and in French and comparative literature from the University of Illinois.