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  • 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...

  • Literature, Journalism and the Avant-Gardeby Elisabeth Kendall

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The author explores the role of journalism in Egypt in effecting and promoting the development of modern Arabic literature from its inception in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Remapping the literary scene in Egypt over recent decades, Kendall focuses on the independent, frequently dissident, journals that were the real hotbed of innovative... more...

  • Nationalism, Islam and World Literatureby Mohamed-Salah Omri

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The writer and politician Mahmud al-Mis?adi is a figure of prime importance in the development of North African literature and cultural politics since the last war. This fascinating book covers both his essays and fiction, written between the 1930s and 1990s, which challenge the boundaries between the sacred and irreligious in the Islamic world. In... more...

  • The Oral and the Written in Early Islamby Gregor Schoeler; Uwe Vagelpohl; James E. Montgomery

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Made up of a number of seminal articles that are translated for the first time in English, this prestigious book from Gregor Schoeler gives a reasoned, informed and comprehensive overflow of how the written and the spoken interacted, diverged and received cultural articulation among the Muslim societies of the first two centuries of the Hijra. more...

  • Foundations of Modern Arab Identityby Stephen Sheehi

    UPF 2004; US$ 59.95

    ''Examines a crucial period in Arabic literature which has received insufficient attention previously--the pre-modern writers of the 19th century . . . whose journalism and fiction not only shaped contemporary opinion but also subtly molded the contours and boundaries of discourse for the generations that followed. more...

  • Medieval Andalusian Courtly Culture in the Mediterraneanby Cynthia Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Medieval Andalusian Courtly Culture discusses the unicum manuscript of the Hadî th Bayâd wa Riyâd , the only illustrated manuscript known to have survived for more than eight centuries of Muslim and Arabic-speaking presence in present-day Spain. The manuscript is of paramount importance as it contains the only known surviving version, both in... more...

  • The Thousand and One Nightsby Richard van Leeuwen

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This volume discusses The Thousand and One Nights ' themes of space and travel showing how they are used not only as a setting in which the story unfolds, but also as the dynamic force which propels the heroes and the story to the final dénouement. These events often symbolize a process of transformation, in which the hero has to search for his... more...

  • Contemporary Arab Fictionby Fabio Caiani

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book introduces Western readers to some of the most significant novels written in Arabic since 1979. Despite their contribution to the development of contemporary Arabic fiction, these authors remain largely unknown to non-Arab readers. Fabio Caiani examines the work of the Moroccan Muhammad Barrada; the Egyptian Idwar al-Kharrat; the Lebanese... more...

  • Contemporary Arab Women Writersby Anastasia Valassopoulos

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book engages with contemporary Arab women writers from Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Algeria. In spite of Edward Said?s groundbreaking reappraisal of the uneven relationship between the West and the Arab world in Orientalism , there has been little postcolonial criticism of Arab writing. Anastasia Valassopoulos raises the profile of Arab women... more...