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  • A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literatureby David Tresilian

    Saqi 2012; US$ 9.99

    Modern Arabic literature remains little known and poorly understood despite growing curiosity among European readers. This brief introduction offers a unique overview, focusing on developments over the last fifty years. It provides a guide to the literary landscape, indicating the major landmarks in the shape of authors, ideas and debates. The picture... more...

  • Classical Arabic Literatureby Geert Jan Van Gelder

    Library of Arabic Literature 2012; US$ 22.95

    A major achievement in the field of translation, this anthology presents a rich assortment of classical Arabic poems and literary prose, from pre-Islamic times until the 18th century, with short introductions to guide non-specialist students and informative endnotes and bibliography for advanced scholars. Like many pre-modern Arabic anthologies it... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 36.00

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

  • Description in classical Arabic poetryby A. Motoyoshi Sumi

    BRILL 2004; US$ 129.00

    This work deals with "wasf" or description which is one of the salient characteristics of the "qasidah" (classical Arabic poetry) tradition. It examines descriptive passages in a selected group of Arabic "qasidah" from different ages, with the motifs of horses, and bees and honey-gathering. more...

  • Die Anfänge des grönländischen Romansby Ebbe Volquardsen

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 19.08

    Hauptbeschreibung Grönland Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts: Ein koloniales und von Machtasymmetrien geprägtes Land. Zeitgleich mit den ersten Ausbildungsreisen junger Grönländer nach Dänemark kann sich in der bis nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg abgeriegelten dänischen Kolonie eine eigene Romanliteratur herausbilden. Ebbe Volquardsen begibt sich auf die Spur... more...

  • Die Launen der Poesieby Harald Hartung; Heinrich Detering

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92

    Harald Hartung zählt zu den wenigen wirklich maßgeblichen Lyrik-Kritikern des Landes. Hier sind seine Rezensionen der letzten dreißig Jahre versammelt. Welcher Liebhaber von Lyrik wünscht sich nicht ein kritisches Kompendium, das ihm einen Überblick über die wichtigsten Gedichtbücher, die wichtigsten Strömungen der aktuellen deutschen und internationalen... more...

  • The Dramatic Literature of Nawal El Saadawiby Nawal El Saadawi

    Saqi 2012; US$ 8.74

    Nawal El Saadawi's most recent play, God Resigns at the Summit Meeting, created an uproar in her native Egypt. On the basis of the title alone, officials declared the work heretical and charged El Saadawi with insulting the "Almighty God", not just Islam. Her prosecutors requested that all her books be destroyed, that she be arrested on return to Egypt... more...

  • The Essential Naguib Mahfouzby Denys Johnson-Davies

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 9.99

    Naguib Mahfouz, the first and only writer of Arabic to be awarded the Nobel prize for literature, wrote prolifically from the 1930s until shortly before his death in 2006, in a variety of genres: novels, short stories, plays, screenplays, a regular weekly newspaper column, and in later life his intensely brief and evocative Dreams. His Cairo Trilogy... more...

  • In the House of Silenceby Fadia Faqir

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19

    To complement the novels in the "Arab Women Writers" series, this is a collection of autobiographical writings by 13 leading Arab women authors. Through these testimonies, the women describe their experiences and expose the often difficult conditions under which their narratives were written. Patterns running throughout include experiences of confinement,... 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...