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  • A River Dies of Thirstby Mahmoud Darwish; Catherine Cobham

    Archipelago Books 2009; US$ 16.00

    One of Darwish's last collections. Poems and musings on identity, love, peace--with irony, hope, and humor. more...

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

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 49.99

    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$ 95.00

    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$ 39.95

    Showing how to teach the literature of today?s Middle East,  this book offers teachers a powerful  resource for helping students to think deeply and critically about the politics and culture of the Middle East through literary engagements. more...

  • Topodynamics of Arrivalby Gert Hofmann; Snje?ana Zoric

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 61.00

    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$ 125.00

    This book explores the varied forms of gender politics that have surfaced in Palestinian literature and film since 1948. Ball investigates the potential of postcolonial feminist theory to illuminate the ways in which Palestinian artists have negotiated the intersections between national and gender politics. more...

  • Literary History Of The Arabsby Nicholson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00

    The Arabs during a thousand years or more produced one of the richest and most extensive literatures of the world, embracing fine poetry (of the fierce desert life equally with the sophistication of royal courts), belles lettres (learned essays, satires, de arte amoris), religious, mystical and philosophical writings, and huge compendia of history,... 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 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... more...