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  • Arabic Literatureby Pierre Cachia

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, Arabic Literature - An Overview gives a rounded and balanced view of Arab literary creativity. 'High' literature is examined alongside popular folk literature, and the classical and modern periods, usually treated separately, are presented together. Cachia's observations are not subordinated to any pre-formed... more...

  • Arab Representations of the Occidentby Rasheed El-Enany

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This is one of the first books in English to explore Arab responses to Western culture and values in modern Arab literature. Through in-depth research El-Enany examines the attitudes as expressed mainly through works of fiction written by Arab authors during the twentieth, and, to a lesser extent, nineteenth century. It constitutes an original addition... more...

  • Ibn Abi Tahir Tayfur and Arabic Writerly Cultureby Shawkat M. Toorawa

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Toorawa re-evaluates the literary history and landscape of  third to ninth century Baghdad by demonstrating and emphasizing the significance of the important transition from a predominantly oral-aural culture to an increasingly literate one. This transformation had a profound influence on the production of learned and literary culture; modes of transmission... more...

  • Religious Perspectives in Modern Muslim and Jewish Literaturesby Glenda Abramson; Hilary Kilpatrick

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This collection brings together discussions of the way in which Muslim and Jewish beliefs and practices are represented in modern literary texts of poetry, fiction and drama. The chapters collected here consider elements of the expression of Judaism and Islam in modern literature. Key topics such as religious ideas and teachings, aspects of mysticism,... more...

  • The Book of the Thousand and One Nights (Vol 3)by J.C. Mardrus; E.P. Mathers

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 31.95

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

  • Interpreting the Selfby Dwight Fletcher Reynolds; Kristen Brustad

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 12.95

    Autobiography is a literary genre which Western scholarship has ascribed mostly to Europe and the West. Countering this assessment and presenting many little-known texts, this comprehensive work demonstrates the existence of a flourishing tradition in Arabic autobiography. more...

  • An Introduction to Arabic Literatureby Roger Allen

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 32.00

    An accessible introduction to Arabic literature from the fifth century to the present. more...

  • A Matter of Fateby Dalya Cohen-Mor

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 134.99

    Cohen-Mor examines the concept of fate in the Arab world through readings of religious texts, poetry, fiction, and folklore. Offering 16 modern short stories as illustrations of her analysis, she contends that belief in fate continues to play a pivotal role in the Arabs' outlook on life and society. more...

  • The Arabian Nights Encyclopediaby Richard van Leeuwen

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 185.00

    This comprehensive reference on the "Arabian Nights" presents detailed research on virtually all aspects of the tales, including major protagonists, themes, important translations, textual history, adaptations, reworkings, works inspired by the tales and aspects of literary theory. more...

  • Arabic Poetryby Muhsin J. al-Musawi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Since the late 1940s, Arabic poetry has spoken for an Arab conscience, as much as it has debated positions and ideologies, nationally and worldwide. This book tackles issues of modernity and tradition in Arabic poetry as manifested in poetic texts and criticism by poets as participants in transformation and change. It studies the poetic in its complexity,... more...