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  • What 'Isa ibn Hisham Told Usby Muhammad al-Muwaylihi; Roger Allen

    Library of Arabic Literature 2015; US$ 34.00

    With  What ? Isa ibn Hisham Told Us , the Library of Arabic Literature brings readers an acknowledged masterpiece of early 20th-century Arabic prose. Penned by the Egyptian journalist Muhammad al-Muwaylihi, this exceptional title was first introduced in serialized form in his family?s pioneering newspaper  Misbah al-Sharq  ( Light of the East ),... more...

  • The Vagaries of the Qasidah by J. E. Montgomeryby J. E. Montgomery

    Gibb Memorial Trust 2015; US$ 30.00

    A study of the tradition and practice of early Arabic poetry, this book provides an investigation of the multiple versions of early poems that exist in various Abbasid collections. It offers a corrective to the more exaggerated claims concerning this poetry and revises some hitherto fundamental attitudes by advancing an individual philologically-driven... more...

  • Di'bil b. 'Aliby Leon Zolondek

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Di'bil b. 'Al? (765--860) was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the best satirists in the school of Arabic poets which flourished during the early 'Abb?sid age. Leon Zolondek has collected, translated, and annotated 229 fragments of Di'bil's verse and has assembled materials for a reconstruction of his long-lost yet widely quoted Book of... more...

  • Sound and Sense in Classical Arabic Poetryby Geert Jan van Gelder

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 84.36

    An early 10th-century Arabic critic defined poetry formally as ?metrical, rhymed, meaningful speech?. There are numerous studies of classical Arabic poetry, both pre-modern and modern, that deal with the themes and motifs of poems. Many of these pay scant attention to the formal aspects that distinguish Arabic poetry from prose: metre, rhyme, and other... more...

  • Landschaft und Utopieby Peter Dové

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 34.07

    Was ist eine schöne Landschaft? Was für ein Verständnis von Natur wird durch eine solche Landschaftswahrnehmung ?sichtbar?? Und was für ein Bezug zur natürlichen Umwelt manifestiert sich darin? Die vorliegende Studie fragt nach Naturverständnis und Naturwahrnehmung in der marokkanischen Gesellschaft und nähert sich diesem Thema durch eine Untersuchung... more...

  • In the House of Silenceby Fadia Faqir

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19

    To complement the novels in the "Arab Women Writers" series, this is a collection of autobiographical writings by 13 leading Arab women authors. Through these testimonies, the women describe their experiences and expose the often difficult conditions under which their narratives were written. Patterns running throughout include experiences of confinement,... more...

  • Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone?by Mahmoud Darwish; Mohammad Shaheen

    Hesperus Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Mahmoud Darwish (1941?2008) won many awards for his poetry and prose and is regarded as the Palestinian national poet. His awards include the Lenin Peace Prize, the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and The Lannan Foundation Prize for Cultural Freedom. He lived in Houston, Texas. Mohammad Shaheen is an author and a highly regarded translator. more...

  • Beirut, Imagining the Cityby Ghenwa Hayek

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 32.00

    Beirut is the cultural, commercial and economic hub of Lebanon. But to what extent has the city affected and shaped the formation and perceptions of Lebanese national identity? Ghenwa Hayek here explores how anxieties over the past, present and future of Beirut have been articulated through a sense of dislocation present in Lebanese writing since the... more...

  • The Literature of the Lebanese Diasporaby Jumana Bayeh

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 32.00

    The Lebanese civil war, which spanned the years of 1975 to 1990, caused the migration of hundreds of thousands of Lebanese citizens, many of whom are still writing of their experiences. Jumana Bayeh presents an important and major study of the literature of the Lebanese diaspora. Focusing on novels and writings produced in the aftermath of Lebanon?s... more...

  • Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Cultureby Valerie Anishchenkova

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 119.99

    This original exploration of Arab autobiographical discourse investigates various modes of cultural identity which have emerged in Arab societies in the last 40 years. During this period, autobiographical texts moved away from exemplary life narratives and toward more unorthodox techniques such as erotic memoir writing, postmodernist self-fragmentation,... more...