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  • The London Cabbieby Alf Townsend

    The History Press 2011; Not Available

    Forty years ago Alf Townsend passed The Knowledge - after 14,000 miles on a moped round central London. Since then he has covered millions of miles in his taxi. This book includes a selection of his extraordinary and hilarious tales of everyday life as a cabbie, in which we meet Mr Whippy and Violent Pete, Bread Roll Mick and the Motorway Mouse, Claude... more...

  • Sexuality and Warby Evelyne Accad

    NYU Press 1990; US$ 26.00

    "A courageous analysis of Arab writers, addressing the connections between masculinity, violence, and nationalism." Robin Morgan, Ms. . "Rarely have sexuality and war been treated with such poignancy and historical concreteness .... The force of these often intertwined phenomena endemic to the human condition are considered with incisive and wrenching... more...

  • The Islamic Context of The Thousand and One Nightsby Muhsin J. al-Musawi

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    In this fascinating study, Muhsin J. al-Musawi shows how deeply Islamic heritage and culture is embedded in the tales of The Thousand and One Nights (known to many as the Arabian Nights ) and how this integration invites readers to make an Islamic milieu. Conservative Islam dismisses The Thousand and One Nights as facile popular literature,... 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...

  • Teaching the Literature of Today's Middle Eastby Allen Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Providing a gateway into the real literature emerging from the Middle East, this book shows teachers how to make the topic authentic, powerful, and relevant. Teaching the Literature of Today?s Middle East : ? Introduces teachers to this literature and how to teach it ? Brings to the reader a tremendous diversity of teachable texts and materials... more...

  • Topodynamics of Arrivalby Gert Hofmann; Snje?ana Zoric

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 66.00

    Travelling is the art of motion, motion results in moments of human encountering, and such moments manifest themselves in unsettling linguistic repercussions and crises of meaning. Places of arrival also function as inscriptions of such meaningful repercussions, inscriptions of the past crossing the present, of the other crossing the self. The contributions... more...

  • Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspectiveby Anna Ball

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspective is the first sustained study of gender-consciousness in the Palestinian creative imagination. Drawing on concepts from postcolonial feminist theory, Ball analyses a range of literary and filmic works by major creative practitioners including Michel Khleifi , Liana Badr, Annemarie... more...

  • Literary History Of The Arabsby Nicholson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Unfortunately, It Was Paradiseby Mahmoud Darwish; Sinan Antoon; Amira El-Zein

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Mahmoud Darwish is a literary rarity: at once critically acclaimed as one of the most important poets in the Arabic language, and beloved as the voice of his people. A legend in Palestine, his lyrics are sung by fieldworkers and schoolchildren. He has assimilated some of the world's oldest literary traditions while simultaneously struggling to open... more...

  • An Introduction to Arab Poetiby Adonis

    Saqi 2013; US$ 8.99

    Poetry is the quintessence of Arab culture. In this book, one of the foremost Arab poets reinterprets a rich and ancient heritage. He examines the oral tradition of pre-Islamic Arabian poetry, as well as the relationship between Arabic poetry and the Qur'an, and between poetry and thought. Adonis also assesses the challenges of modernism and the impact... more...