The mythical East: Architectural metaphors in Tayeb Saleh's season of migration to the North

Yasser Elsheshtawy

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Abstract

In this paper the architectural themes of Tayeb Saleh's novel are explored within the context of post-colonial conflicts between traditionalism and modernity. The impact of such writings on architecture and the extent to which architects have responded to such conflicts by re-creating fictitious environments - exemplified by Hassan Fathy's Gourna - are discussed. It is concluded that, through the medium of literature, insights may be gained into the role of architectural space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-30
Number of pages10
JournalBuilt Environment
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies

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