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  • Familiar and Foreignby Manijeh Mannani; Veronica Thompson

    Athabasca University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The current political climate of confrontation between Islamist regimes and Western governments has resulted in the proliferation of essentialist perceptions of Iran and Iranians in the West. Such perceptions do not reflect the complex evolution of Iranian identity that occurred in the years following the Constitutional Revolution (1906?11) and the... more...

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

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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 Islam to be treated in a paradoxical... more...

  • Qur'an and the Lyric Imperativeby Richard Serrano

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99

    This book examines the complex and dynamic relationship between the Qur??n and Arabic poetry. Its four case studies focus on anomalies and contradictions within the Qur??no-Arabic literary tradition in order to demonstrate how the tension between the Qur??n and poetry generates meaning. more...

  • Negotiating the Modernby Amit Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95

    This book explicates long-standing literary celebrations of 'India' and 'Indian-ness' by charting a cultural history of Indianness in the Anglophone world, locating moments (in intellectual, religious and cultural history) where India and Indianness are offered up as solutions to modern moral, ethical and political questions in the 'West.' Beginning... 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...

  • Islam on the Streetby Muhsin al-Musawi

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • Storm Over The Landby Carl Sandburg

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 24.00

    Taken mainly from Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. 60 halftones from photographs; 98 drawings, maps, and sketches. more...

  • Brains Confounded by the Ode of Abu Shaduf Expoundedby Humphrey Davies; Yusuf al-Shirbini

    Library of Arabic Literature 2016; US$ 34.00

    Unique in pre-20th-century Arabic literature for taking the countryside as its central theme, Yusuf al-Shirbini?s Brains Confounded combines a mordant satire on seventeenth-century Egyptian rural society with a hilarious parody of the verse-and-commentary genre so beloved by scholars of his day.   In Volume One, Al-Shirbini describes the three... more...

  • In the Shadow of World Literatureby Michael Allan

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    We have grown accustomed to understanding world literature as a collection of national or linguistic traditions bound together in the universality of storytelling. Michael Allan challenges this way of thinking and argues instead that the disciplinary framework of world literature, far from serving as the neutral meeting ground of national literary... more...

  • Front Cover Iconography and Algerian Women?s Writingby Pamela A. Pears

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book is situated between studies of the material object of the book and Algerian women?s writing. It examines the iconographic depictions on book covers of three of the most studied francophone writers today, Assia Djebar, Nina Bouraoui, and Malika Mokeddem, among others, and shows how these covers have controlled the reception and interpretation... more...