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  • Witches, Isis and Narrativeby Stavros Frangoulidis

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 137.40

    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... more...

  • I Saw Ramallahby Mourid Barghouti; Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    WINNER OF THE NAGUIB MAHFOUZ MEDAL FOR LITERATURE A fierce and moving work and 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... 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...

  • Like Joseph in Beautyby Mark S. Wagner

    BRILL 2008; US$ 175.00

    Traces the evolution of an Arabic poetic form called 'Humayni poetry'. This book addresses the connections between the Humayni poetry of Yemen and the sacred poetry of Jews from Yemen, a chapter in the history of Arabic and Jewish literatures. more...

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

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    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 gain a sense of the breadth of Saadawi's work. more...

  • Arabic Literary Thresholdsby Muhsin Al-Musawi

    BRILL 2009; US$ 238.00

    This book provides a very synthetic view of Arabic literature within the field of social sciences and the humanities. It demonstrates an actual shift in the study of Arabic literature and directs attention to new dimensions and perspectives. more...

  • Mannerism in Arabic Poetryby Stefan Sperl

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 37.00

    This book attempts to identify elements of mannerism and classicism in medieval Arabic poetry. more...

  • Mount of Knowledge, Sword of Eloquenceby M. Adra

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 47.00

    A distinguished scholar, author and statesman, al-Mu'ayyad fi'l-Din al-Shirazi (1000-1078 CE) lived during one of the most turbulent periods in Islamic history. The 11th-century was characterized, among other things, by an acute struggle for supremacy between the Sunni and Shi'a braches of Islam, represented politically by the 'Abbasid and Fatimid... more...