chamberlain d the escape artist
The book deals with the topic of comparative literature between the east and the west, comparing the similarities and differences between two great writers in the Arabic and the American literature who are Tawfiq Al-Hakim and Jack London, focusing on the mutual themes they dealt with such as the theme of escape into imagination, traveling, love, philosophy in life and the technique of using animal figures in their writings and giving them the ability to think and decide like humans to express certain ideas. It also focuses on the effect of Arabic literature on the Western culture specially during the period which was called the dark ages in Europe, at that time the Arabs had a magnificent civilization in Andalusia. That effect appeared in the masterpieces of Shakespeare specially in the Arabic figures he adopted in his plays like "Othello" and the "Merchant of Venice" which confirms and proves the influence of Arabs on Europe. No one can deny the profound effect of the "Arabian Nights" and " Khalila w Demna" on the writings of great writers in the English literature throughout the different ages.