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  • 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$ 78.76

    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$ 31.81

    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...

  • 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...

  • Why did you leave the horse alone?by Mahmoud Darwish; Mohammad Shaheen

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 5.82

    Since Mahmoud Darwish?s death in 2008 his poetic writings continue to be read by an audience in awe. Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone? is a collection of autobiographical poetry designed to give an insight into the wider human condition. Darwish?s writing explores the meaning of life, identity and the impact of exile. Hailed as the most important... more...

  • The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz (1952?1967)by Nathaniel Greenberg

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book examines the impact of revolution on one of the great literary minds of the twentieth century: Naguib Mahfouz. Concentrating on the years following the 1952 Free-Officers? Coup that brought an end to British colonialism in Egypt, this book analyzes Mahfouz?s turn to screenplay writing, and examines the significance of that transition.... more...

  • The Literary Heritage of the Arabsby Suheil Bushrui; James Malarkey

    Saqi 2014; US$ 21.86

    The Literary Heritage of the Arabs samples some of the finest literature produced by Arab writers in the last 1,500 years. The selection of poetry and prose spans many genres and styles, conveying the full range of Arab experiences and perspectives – from the tragic to the comic, the wistful to the mystical, the courtly to the lowly, and the Arab... more...

  • The Lightning-Scene in Ancient Arabic Poetryby Ali A Hussein

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 77.75

    In Old Arabic poetry from the pre-Islamic and early Islamic periods to the end of the orthodox Caliphate, one theme is the lightning-scene. In this the protagonist asserts that he could not sleep because he saw lightning flashing far away in the sky. The book explores the various functions of this scene, and its relationship with other parts of the... more...