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  • 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 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...

  • Sand & Other Poemsby Darweesh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 158.00

    First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Seeking Palestineby Penny Johnson; Raja Shehadeh

    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...

  • Of Dishes and Discourseby Geert Jan van Gelder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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 Lightning-Scene in Ancient Arabic Poetryby Ali A Hussein

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 83.28

    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...

  • 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... more...

  • Al-Mutanabbiby Margaret Larkin

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    This exhaustive and yet enthralling study considers the life and work of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), often regarded as the greatest of the classical Arab poets. A revolutionary at heart and often imprisoned or forced into exile throughout his tumultuous life, al-Mutanabbi wrote both controversial satires and when employed by one of his many patrons,... more...

  • Abu Nuwasby Philip Kennedy

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Abu Nuwas (c. 756-813) was one of the greatest Arab poets of the classical period. In literary history, he is remembered chiefly as the hard-drinking and eloquent composer of dissolute wine poems, from which he emerges as one of the most charismatic figures in world literature. Yet, he was in fact an all-round poet and exerted a profound influence... more...