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- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 19.99
Abu Nuwas (c. 756-813) was one of the greatest Arab poets of the classical period. In literary history, he is remembered chiefly as the hard-drinking and eloquent composer of dissolute wine poems, from which he emerges as one of the most charismatic figures in world literature. Yet, he was in fact an all-round poet and exerted a profound influence... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
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...
- BRILL 2005; US$ 184.00
This study analyzes the committed religio-political poetry of al-Mu'ayyad al-Shirazi, chief missionary for the Fatimids in the fifth/eleventh century, demonstrating his founding of the tradition of ''Fatimid da'wa (religious mission) poetry? that has flourished after him for a thousand years. more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99
This exhaustive and yet enthralling study considers the life and work of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), often regarded as the greatest of the classical Arab poets. A revolutionary at heart and often imprisoned or forced into exile throughout his tumultuous life, al-Mutanabbi wrote both controversial satires and when employed by one of his many patrons,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
This book explores the complex relationship between the novel and identity in modern Arab culture against a backdrop of contemporary Egypt. It uses the example of the Egyptian novel to interrogate the root causes ? religious, social, political, and psychological ? of the lingering identity crisis that has afflicted Arab culture for at least two centuries.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
This is one of the first books in English to explore Arab responses to Western culture and values in modern Arab literature. Through in-depth research El-Enany examines the attitudes as expressed mainly through works of fiction written by Arab authors during the twentieth, and, to a lesser extent, nineteenth century. It constitutes an original addition... more...
- American University of Cairo Press 2008; US$ 57.99
Arab women?s writing in the modern age began with ?A?isha al-Taymuriya, Warda al-Yaziji, Zaynab Fawwaz, and other nineteenth-century pioneers in Egypt and the Levant. This unique study?first published in Arabic in 2004?looks at the work of those pioneers and then traces the development of Arab women?s literature through the end of the twentieth century,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 185.00
This comprehensive reference on the "Arabian Nights" presents detailed research on virtually all aspects of the tales, including major protagonists, themes, important translations, textual history, adaptations, reworkings, works inspired by the tales and aspects of literary theory. more...