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  • Literature and Nation in the Middle Eastby Yasir Suleiman; Ibrahim Muhawi

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 129.35

    This compelling study presents an original look at how ?the nation? is represented in the literature of the Middle East. It includes chapters on Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Israel, drawing on the expertise of literary scholars, historians, political scientists and cultural theorists.The book offers a synthesising contribution to knowledge,... 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$ 49.95

    This new volume offers an annotated English translation of the unicum manuscript of the Hadî th Bayâd wa Riyâd , the only illustrated manuscript known to have survived from more than eight centuries of Muslim and Arabic-speaking presence in present-day Spain. more...

  • Contemporary Arab Fictionby Fabio Caiani

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This book introduces Western readers to some of the most significant novels written in Arabic since 1979. Relying on literary theory and referring to comparative examples from other literatures, this study places its findings within a wider framework, defining what is meant by innovation in the Arabic novel, and the particular socio-political context... more...

  • Contemporary Arab Women Writersby Anastasia Valassopoulos

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 130.00

    First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Witches, Isis and Narrativeby Stavros Frangoulidis

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 133.00

    This is the first in-depth study of Apuleius? Metamorphoses to juxtapose the different attitudes towards magic adopted by Lucius and other characters, either in embedded tales or in the main plot, as a key to deciphering the complex dynamics of the work. The contextualized approach pursued in this study further suggests that the novel?s final book... more...

  • I Saw Ramallahby Mourid Barghouti; Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Winner of the prestigious Naguib Mahfouz Medal, this fierce and moving work is an unparalleled rendering of the human aspects of the Palestinian predicament. Barred from his homeland after 1967?s Six-Day War, the poet Mourid Barghouti spent thirty years in exile?shuttling among the world?s cities, yet secure in none of them; separated from his family... more...

  • The Universal Tree and the Four Birdsby Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi; Angela Jaffray

    Anqa Publishing 2006; US$ 19.99

    Through the story of the universal tree, representing the complete human being, and the four birds, representing the four essential aspects of existence, Ibn 'Arabi explains his teaching on the nature and meaning of union with God. Providing an excellent initiation into the often complex works of Ibn 'Arabi, this brief, delightful tale is the first... more...

  • The Arabian Nightsby Richard Burton; A.S. Byatt

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights... more...

  • The Locust and the Birdby Hanan Al-Shaykh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    In a masterly act of literary transformation, celebrated novelist Hanan al-Shaykh re-creates the dramatic life and times of her mother, Kamila.   Married at a young age against her will, Kamila soon fell head-over-heels in love with another man?and was thus forced to choose between her children and her lover. As the narrative unfolds through the years?from... more...