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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 35.00
This distinguished anthology presents for the first time in English travel essays by Arabic writers who have visited America in the second half of the century. The view of America which emerges from these accounts is at once fascinating and illuminating, but never monolithic. The writers hail from a variety of viewpoints, regions, and backgrounds,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 59.99
Toward the end of the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh King Gilgamesh laments the untimely death of his comrade Enkidu, "my friend whom I loved dearly." Similarly in the Bible, David mourns his companion, Jonathan, whose "love to me was wonderful, greater than the love of women." These passages, along with other ambiguous erotic and sexual language... more...
- Saqi 2013; US$ 8.74
Poetry is the quintessence of Arab culture. In this book, one of the foremost Arab poets reinterprets a rich and ancient heritage. He examines the oral tradition of pre-Islamic Arabian poetry, as well as the relationship between Arabic poetry and the Qur?an, and between poetry and thought. Adonis also assesses the challenges of modernism and the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00
Explores existential and political themes in Orhan Pamuk's work and investigates the apparent contradictions in an arena where Islam and democracy are often seen as opposing and irreconcilable terms. Existential themes delve into literary nuances in Pamuk that discuss love, happiness, suffering, memory and death. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 148.00
With the unleashing of the "War on Terror" in the aftermath of 9/11, Afghanistan has become prominent in the news. However, we need to appreciate that no substantive understanding of contemporary history, politics and society of this country can be achieved without a thorough analysis of the Afghan encounter with cultural and literary modernity and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
Fiction by writers of Muslim background forms one of the most diverse, vibrant and high-profile corpora of work being produced today - from the trail-blazing writing of Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi, which challenged political and racial orthodoxies in the 1980s, to that of a new generation including Mohsin Hamid, Nadeem Aslam and Kamila Shamsie.... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 238.00
This book provides a very synthetic view of Arabic literature within the field of social sciences and the humanities. It demonstrates an actual shift in the study of Arabic literature and directs attention to new dimensions and perspectives. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
Islamic Culture Through Jewish Eyes analyzes the attitude towards Muslims, Islam, and Islamic culture as presented in sources written by Jewish authors in the Iberian Peninsula between the tenth and the twelfth centuries. By bringing the Jewish attitude towards the "other" into sharper focus, this book sets out to explore a largely overlooked and... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 32.00
This volume provides a comprehensive introductory survey of literary texts in Arabic, from the fifth century to the present day. With extensive quotations in translation, a chronology and a guide to further reading, it is an invaluable student introduction to a major non-Western literary tradition. more...
- Lexington Books 2007; US$ 29.99
The Vital Roots of European Enlightenment is a collection of essays dealing with the influence of Ibn Tufayl, a 12th-century Arab philosopher from Spain, on major European thinkers. Had Edward Said known about the impact of Hayy Ibn Yaqzan on Europe throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, he might have reached different conclusions in his book Orientalism. more...