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    Interlink Publishing 2013; US$ 12.00

    How do Palestinians live, imagine and reflect on home and exile in this period of a stateless and transitory Palestine, a deeply contested and crisis-ridden national project, and a sharp escalation in Israeli state violence and accompanying Palestinian oppression? How can exile and home be written? In this volume of new writing, fifteen innovative... more...

  • Taha Husain's Educationby Abdelrashid Mahmoudi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    Taha Husein is rightly regarded as the father of modern Arabic literature and his work is widely used as introductory texts for students of the language. In this highly original book, Dr Mahmoudi describes Husein's cultural and intellectual journey through his education in Egypt and France. Husein's humanism and modernism can be traced from his time... more...

  • The Literary Heritage of the Arabsby Suheil Bushrui; James Malarkey

    Saqi 2014; US$ 21.86

    The Literary Heritage of the Arabs samples some of the finest literature produced by Arab writers in the last 1,500 years. The selection of poetry and prose spans many genres and styles, conveying the full range of Arab experiences and perspectives – from the tragic to the comic, the wistful to the mystical, the courtly to the lowly, and the Arab... more...

  • A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literatureby David Tresilian

    Saqi 2012; US$ 10.19

    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...

  • The Dramatic Literature of Nawal El Saadawiby Nawal El Saadawi

    Saqi 2012; US$ 11.65

    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... more...

  • 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...

  • Tradition, modernity, and postmodernity in Arabic literatureby K. Abdel-Malek; W.B. Hallaq

    BRILL 2000; US$ 232.00

    This volume offers a collection of essays by a group of scholars of Arabic literature. It explores various manifestations of traditional as well as modern and postmodern themes and techniques in Arabic literature. 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...

  • Oral Poetry and Narratives from Central Arabia , Volume 5 Voices from the Desertby P. Marcel Kurpershoek

    BRILL 2005; US$ 178.00

    The Voice from the Desert is the fifth and concluding volume of the Corpus Poetry & Narratives from Central Arabia. It presents a consolidated Glossary and the Indices for the entire series. In a Preface the author looks back on his twenty years of research in Arabian oral culture. 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...