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  • 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...

  • Silencing the Seaby Khaled Furani

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 55.00

    Silencing the Sea follows Palestinian poets' debates about their craft as they traverse multiple and competing realities of secularism and religion, expulsion and occupation, art, politics, immortality, death, fame, and obscurity. Khaled Furani takes his reader down ancient roads and across military checkpoints to join the poets' worlds and engage... 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 US$ 23.96

    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 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...

  • Memory for Forgetfulnessby Mahmoud Darwish

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    One of the Arab world's greatest poets uses the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon and the shelling of Beirut as the setting for this sequence of prose poems. Mahmoud Darwish vividly recreates the sights and sounds of a city under terrible siege. As fighter jets scream overhead, he explores the war-ravaged streets of Beirut on August 6th (Hiroshima Day).... more...

  • Scheherazade's Childrenby Philip F. Kennedy; Marina Warner

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    Scheherazade?s Children gathers together leading scholars to explore the reverberations of the tales of the Arabian Nights across a startlingly wide and transnational range of cultural endeavors. The contributors, drawn from a wide array of disciplines, extend their inquiries into the book?s metamorphoses on stage and screen as well... more...

  • A Treasury of Virtuesby al-Qadi al-Qudai; Tahera Qutbuddin

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 29.75

    A Treasury of Virtues  is a collection of sayings, sermons, and teachings attributed to ?Ali ibn Abi Talib (d. 40H/661AD), cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, first Shi?a Imam and fourth Sunni Caliph. ?Ali was an acknowledged master of Arabic eloquence and a renowned sage of Islamic wisdom. Through proverbs and aphorisms, sermons and speeches,... more...

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

    NYU Press 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...