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    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 31.95

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  • Captivating Westernsby Susan Kollin

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    Tracing the transnational influences of what has been known as a uniquely American genre, ?the Western,? Susan Kollin?s Captivating Westerns analyzes key moments in the history of multicultural encounters between the Middle East and the American West. In particular, the book examines how experiences of contact and conflict have played a role in... 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...

  • Di'bil b. 'Aliby Leon Zolondek

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Di'bil b. 'Al? (765--860) was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the best satirists in the school of Arabic poets which flourished during the early 'Abb?sid age. Leon Zolondek has collected, translated, and annotated 229 fragments of Di'bil's verse and has assembled materials for a reconstruction of his long-lost yet widely quoted Book of... more...

  • Egyptian Colloquial Poetry in the Modern Arabic Canonby Noha Radwan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Noha Radwan offers the first book-length study of the emergence, context, and development of modern Egyptian colloquial poetry, recently used as a vehicle for communications in the revolutionary youth movement in Egypt on January 25th 2011,and situates itamong modernist Arab poetry. more...

  • The Epistle of Forgivenessby Abu l-Ala al-Maarri; Geert Jan Van Gelder; Gregor Schoeler

    Library of Arabic Literature 2013; US$ 34.00

    One of the most unusual books in classical Arabic literature,  The Epistle of Forgiveness  is the lengthy reply by the prolific Syrian poet and prose writer Abu l-ʿAlaʾ al-Maʿarri (d. 449 H/1057 AD), to a letter written by an obscure grammarian, Ibn al-Qarih. With biting irony,  The Epistle of Forgiveness  mocks Ibn al-Qarih's hypocrisy... more...

  • The Epistle of Forgivenessby Abu l-Ala al-Maarri; Geert Jan Van Gelder; Gregor Schoeler

    Library of Arabic Literature 2014; US$ 34.00

    One of themost unusual books in classical Arabic literature, The Epistle of Forgiveness is the lengthy reply by the prolificSyrian poet and prose writer, Abu l-?Ala? al-Ma?arri (d. 449 H/1057 AD), to aletter by an obscure grammarian, Ibn al-Qarih. With biting irony, The Epistle of Forgiveness mocks Ibnal-Qarih?s hypocrisy and sycophancy by imagining... more...

  • The Essential Nawal El Saadawiby Adele Newson Horst; Nawal El Saadawi

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Featuring work never before translated into English, The Essential Nawal El Saadawi gathers together a wide range of Saadawi's writing. From novellas and short stories to essays on politics, culture, religion and sex; from extensive interviews to her work as a dramatist; from poetry to autobiography, this book is essential for anyone wishing to... 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...