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  • 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...

  • Ibn Abi Tahir Tayfur and Arabic Writerly Cultureby Shawkat M. Toorawa

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Toorawa re-evaluates the literary history and landscape of  third to ninth century Baghdad by demonstrating and emphasizing the significance of the important transition from a predominantly oral-aural culture to an increasingly literate one. This transformation had a profound influence on the production of learned and literary culture; modes of transmission... more...

  • Interpreting the Selfby Dwight Fletcher Reynolds; Kristen Brustad

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 12.95

    Autobiography is a literary genre which Western scholarship has ascribed mostly to Europe and the West. Countering this assessment and presenting many little-known texts, this comprehensive work demonstrates the existence of a flourishing tradition in Arabic autobiography. more...

  • An Introduction to Arab Poeticsby Adonis

    Saqi 2013; US$ 8.74

    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...

  • An Introduction to Arabic Literatureby Roger Allen

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 32.00

    An accessible introduction to Arabic literature from the fifth century to the present. more...

  • Islam Translatedby Ronit Ricci

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    The spread of Islam eastward into South and Southeast Asia was one of the most significant cultural shifts in world history. As it expanded into these regions, Islam was received by cultures vastly different from those in the Middle East, incorporating them into a diverse global community that stretched from India to the Philippines. In Islam Translated,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...