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- BRILL 2006; US$ 177.00
Offering an analysis of oral poetry dueling performed at traditional Palestinian weddings, this book addresses poetry dueling as a performative and compositional device, and explores the complex linkages between this tradition and other genres of Arabic poetry. more...
- 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...
- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 107.46
Provides an introduction to modern Arabic literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Designed as an introductory textbook for English-speaking undergraduates, this title attempts to situate the development of modern Arabic literature in the context of the medieval Arabic literary tradition. more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available
Edinburgh University Press will publish two self-contained guides to reading al-Jahiz that also shed light on his society and its writings. This first volume, 'In Praise of Books', is devoted to bibliomania and al-Jahizs bibliophilia. Volume 2, In Censure of Books, explores Al-Jahiz's bibliophobia. Al-Jahiz was a bibliomaniac, theologian,... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Considers how Arab and Islamic culinary culture may be represented in literary forms. Scholars of the medieval Islamic period are keenly aware of the importance of food and wine as themes in literature. Van Gelder's witty and subtle approach teases the most out of texts as well as enabling the reader to enjoy a panorama of medieval Arabo-Islamic culture... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 11.65
Forty years ago Alf Townsend passed The Knowledge - after 14,000 miles on a moped round central London. Since then he has covered millions of miles in his taxi. This book includes a selection of his extraordinary and hilarious tales of everyday life as a cabbie, in which we meet Mr Whippy and Violent Pete, Bread Roll Mick and the Motorway Mouse, Claude... more...
- 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...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 98.35
In Old Arabic poetry from the pre-Islamic and early Islamic periods to the end of the orthodox Caliphate, one theme is the lightning-scene. In this the protagonist asserts that he could not sleep because he saw lightning flashing far away in the sky. The book explores the various functions of this scene, and its relationship with other parts of the... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 22.32
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...