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  • The Man of Wiles in Popular Arabic Literatureby M. C. Lyons

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 112.00

    The Man of Wiles - terrorist or saint? The Man of Wiles (otherwise known as the Master Thief, the Trickster or the Fool) appears in every hero cycle within classical Arabic literature - proof of this figure's popularity with the audiences of Arab story-tellers. He embodies views acceptable to an otherwise inarticulate part of the population, allowing... more...

  • The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Cultureby Ayman A. El-Desouky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Culture uses the notion of am?ra ? the Egyptian concept of collective and connective agency ? to explore the relationship between the Egyptian intellectual and 'the people' in contemporary Egyptian literature and culture. more...

  • Nocturnal Poeticsby Ferial Ghazoul

    The American University in Cairo Press 1996; US$ 9.99

    "A critical study of one of the world's best loved booksThe Book of a Thousand and One Nights, better known as The Arabian Nights, is a classic of world literature and the most universally known work of Arabic narrative. Although much has been written about it, Professor Ghazoul's analysis is the first to apply modern critical methodology... more...

  • Orhan Pamuk, Secularism, and Blasphemyby Erdag Göknar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Orhan Pamuk, Secularism and Blasphemy is the first critical study of all of Pamuk?s novels, including the early untranslated work. In 2005 Orhan Pamuk was charged with "insulting Turkishness" under Article 301 of the Turkish penal code. Eighteen months later he was awarded the Nobel Prize. After decades of criticism for wielding a depoliticized... more...

  • A Mind at Peaceby Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar; Erdag Goknar

    Steerforth Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    Surviving the childhood trauma of his parents? untimely deaths in the early skirmishes of World War I, Mümtaz is raised and mentored in Istanbul by his cousin Ihsan and his cosmopolitan family of intellectuals. Having lived through the tumultuous cultural revolutions following the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of the early Turkish Republic,... more...

  • Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fictionby Syrine Hout

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 104.00

    This book examines the phenomenon of the post-civil war Anglophone Lebanese fictional narrative. The texts chosen for study have been produced in, and are substantially about, life in exile. They therefore deal not only with the brutal civil strife in Lebanon (1975-1990) but with one of its crucial and long-standing by-products: expatriation. Syrine... more...

  • The Star, the Cross, and the Crescentby Carine Bourget

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 33.99

    The Star, the Cross, and the Crescent examines how Francophone writers from the Maghreb and the Near East represent the intertwining of religion and politics in various disputes, such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Lebanese and Algerian civil wars, the affair of the Muslim headscarf in France, and 9/11. It analyzes fiction, films, comic books,... more...

  • Islam on the Streetby Muhsin al-Musawi

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 29.95

    Islam on the Street deals with the popular side of Islam, from among the more militant groups in Islam, and by other, more secular thinkers who have also influenced public opinion. Muhsin al-Musawi explains the growing rift that has occurred between the secular intellectual and the upsurge of Islamic fervor in the street and what these secular... more...

  • We Are Imazighenby Fazia Aïtel

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    To the world they are known as Berbers, but they prefer to call themselves Imazighen, or ?free people.? The claim to this unique cultural identity has been felt most acutely in Algeria in the Kabylia region, where an Amazigh consciousness gradually emerged after WWII. This is a valuable model for other Amazigh movements in North Africa, where the... more...

  • Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Cultureby Basuli Deb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book offers a transnational feminist response to the gender politics of torture and terror from the viewpoint of populations of color who have come to be associated with acts of terror. Using the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, this book revisits other such racialized wars in Palestine, Guatemala, India, Algeria, and South Africa. It draws... more...