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Arabic literature

  • Captivating Westernsby Susan Kollin

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    Tracing the transnational influences of what has been known as a uniquely American genre, ?the Western,? Susan Kollin?s Captivating Westerns analyzes key moments in the history of multicultural encounters between the Middle East and the American West. In particular, the book examines how experiences of contact and conflict have played a role in... more...

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

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    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...

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

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • On the Art of Medieval Arabic Literatureby Andras Hamori

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    In applying the standards of modern literary criticism to medieval Arabic literature, Andras Hamori concentrates on those aspects of the literature that appear most alien to modern Western taste: the limitation of themes, the sedimentation with conventions, and the use of elusive patterns of composition. The first part of the book approaches Arabic... 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...

  • 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...

  • Beirut, Imagining the Cityby Ghenwa Hayek

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    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$ 14.95

    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...

  • 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...