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  • The Undergraduate's Companion to Arab Writers and Their Web Sitesby Dona S. Straley

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 49.00

    This companion provides information on the lives and works of about 150 authors who write primarily in Arabic, covering the first known works of Arabic literature in the 5th and 6th centuries A.D. to the present day. While concentrating on literary authors, writers from the fields of history, geography, and philosophy are also represented. The individuals... more...

  • The Performing Arts in Medieval Islamby Li Guo

    BRILL 2011; US$ 136.00

    Drawing on medieval Arabic sources and earlier scholarship, this book is a study of the life and work of Ibn D?niy?l (d. 1310). It also presents the first full English translation of his shadow play "The Phantom.? more...

  • Poems from Guantanamoby Marc Falkoff; Flagg Miller; Ariel Dorfman

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 13.95

    This collection gives voice to the men held at Guantanamo. Available only because of the tireless efforts of pro bono attorneys who submitted each line to Pentagon scrutiny, Poems from Guantanamo brings together twenty-two poems by seventeen detainees, most still at Guantanamo, in legal limbo. more...

  • Atlantisby Dennis Abrams

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

    First described by the Greek philosopher Plato in the year 360 bce, Atlantis was a naval power located at the Pillars of Hercules (today's Strait of Gibraltar) that had successfully conquered large swaths of Western Europe. After its defeat, Atlantis then sunk into the sea, never to be seen or heard from again. For centuries, this tale of Atlantis... more...

  • My Beautiful Bahrainby Robin Barratt

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 6.49

    Bahrain is beautiful, for many reasons- but it is mainly beautiful, in my eyes, because it is a country that embraces. The historical and cultural metamorphosis of this island is reflected in the aggregate of identities, accents and mini-cultures. Like the pearl, Bahrain has many layers and that only further adds to its lustre. The past attests to... more...

  • A Critical Introduction to Modern Arabic Poetryby M. M. Badawi

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 42.00

    A critical survey of the development and achievements of Arabic poetry over the last 150 years. more...

  • Plague Lands and Other Poemsby Fawzi Karim

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 18.89

    Born in Baghdad in 1945, now living in London, Fawzi Karim is one of the most compelling voices of the exiled generation of Iraqi writers. In the first collection of his poetry to appear in English, his long sequence ?Plague Lands? is an elegy for the life of a lost city, a chronicle of a journey into exile, haunted by the deep history of an ancient... more...

  • In the Presence of Absenceby Mahmoud Darwish; Sinan Antoon

    Archipelago Books 2011; US$ 16.00

    From the incomparable, award-winning Mahmoud Darwish: a stunning book of prose poetry that recalls the Palestine of his youth. more...

  • Sirat Antara – the Manuscript from the University Library in Wroclaw, Polandby Anna Nawolska

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    The Sirat Antara was an eighteenth century manuscript discovered by Anna Nawolska in the Manuscripts Department of Wroclaw University, Poland, which Nawolska translated from Arabic into English. Anatara Ibn Shaddad al-Absi was a sixth century pre-Islamic poet, knight, and hero. The Sirat Antara is the fifth incomplete volume of the chivalric epic that... more...

  • Standing by the Ruinsby Ken Seigneurie

    Fordham University Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    Since the mid-1970s, Lebanon has been at the center of the worldwide rise in sectarian extremism. Its cultural output has both mediated and resisted this rise. Standing by the Ruins reviews the role of culture in supporting sectarianism, yet argues for the emergence of a distinctive aesthetic of resistance to it. Focusing on contemporary Lebanese fiction,... more...