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  • A River Dies of Thirstby Mahmoud Darwish; Catherine Cobham

    Saqi 2012; US$ 11.67

    Mahmoud Darwish was one of the most acclaimed contemporary poets in the Arab world, and is often cited as the poetic voice of the Palestinian people. During the tumultuous summer of 2006, as Israel attacked Gaza and Lebanon, Darwish was in Ramallah. He recorded his observations and feelings in writing, included in A River Dies of Thirst, some of his... 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...

  • Plague Landsby Fawzi Karim; Anthony Howell; Abbas Kadhim

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 20.95

    Fawzi Karim is one of the most compelling voices of the exiled generation of Iraqi writers. The first of his poetry to appear in English, this collection includes an elegy for the life of a lost city—a chronicle of a journey into exile, haunted by the deep history of an ancient civilization. Memories of Baghdad?s alleys, smoke-filled cafés, and mulberry-shaded... more...

  • Moorish Poetryby A.J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 55.95

    Seven hundred and fifty years ago, this anthology of small masterpieces of renowned Moorish poets from Muslim Spain, North Africa and Sicily was compiled by Ibn Sa'id al-Andalusi, a native of Southern Spain. The text has been translated into rhymed English verses with an Introduction explaining the conventions of Arabic literature within which these... more...

  • Classical Arabic Literatureby Geert Jan van Gelder

    Library of Arabic Literature 2012; US$ 89.00

    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...

  • Republic Of Loveby Nizar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00

    "First Published in 2005, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company." more...

  • Warfare and Poetry in the Middle Eastby Hugh Kennedy

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 45.00

    Part of the rich legacy of the Middle East is a poetic record stretching back five millennia. This unparalleled repository of knowledge - across different languages, cultures and religions - allows us to examine continuity and change in human expression from the beginnings of writing to the present day. In Warfare and Poetry in the Middle East leading... more...

  • A Treasury of Virtuesby Tahera Qutbuddin

    Library of Arabic Literature 2013; US$ 69.00

    A Treasury of Virtues is a collection by the Fatimid Shafi‘i judge al-Quda‘i (d. 454 H/1062 AD) of sayings, sermons, and teachings attributed to ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (d. 40 H/661 AD). ‘Ali was the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, the first Shia Imam and the fourth Sunni Caliph. An acknowledged master of Arabic eloquence... more...

  • Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in Al-Andalusby Shari Lowin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a largely overlooked subset of Muslim and Jewish love poetry in medieval Spain: hetero- and homo-erotic love poems written by Muslim and Jewish religious scholars, in which the lover and his sensual experience of the beloved are compared to scriptural characters and storylines. This book... more...