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  • 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$ 98.27

    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...

  • Taha Husain's Educationby Abdelrashid Mahmoudi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    Taha Husein is rightly regarded as the father of modern Arabic literature and his work is widely used as introductory texts for students of the language. In this highly original book, Dr Mahmoudi describes Husein's cultural and intellectual journey through his education in Egypt and France. Husein's humanism and modernism can be traced from his time... more...

  • Literary History Of The Arabsby Reynold A. Nicholson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Of Dishes and Discourseby Geert Jan van Gelder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Considers how Arab and Islamic culinary culture may be represented in literary forms. Scholars of the medieval Islamic period are keenly aware of the importance of food and wine as themes in literature. Van Gelder's witty and subtle approach teases the most out of texts as well as enabling the reader to enjoy a panorama of medieval Arabo-Islamic culture... more...

  • Die Launen der Poesieby Harald Hartung; Heinrich Detering

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 22.32

    Harald Hartung zählt zu den wenigen wirklich maßgeblichen Lyrik-Kritikern des Landes. Hier sind seine Rezensionen der letzten dreißig Jahre versammelt. Welcher Liebhaber von Lyrik wünscht sich nicht ein kritisches Kompendium, das ihm einen Überblick über die wichtigsten Gedichtbücher, die wichtigsten Strömungen der aktuellen deutschen und internationalen... more...

  • Modern Palestinian Literature and Cultureby Ami Elad-Bouskila

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    This is a study of Palestinian literature, particularly that written in Israel, within the political and social context of Palestinian society, with a special focus on literature written during the intifada "uprising" period of 1987-93. more...

  • New Perspectives on Arabian Nightsby Wen-chin Ouyang; Geert Jan van Gelder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this comparative study of a selection of The Arabian Nights stories in a cross-cultural context, brings together a number of disciplines and subject areas to examine the workings of narrative. It predominantly focuses on the ways in which the Arabian Nights have transformed as its stories have travelled... more...