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  • Like Joseph in Beautyby Mark S. Wagner

    BRILL 2008; US$ 175.00

    Traces the evolution of an Arabic poetic form called 'Humayni poetry'. This book addresses the connections between the Humayni poetry of Yemen and the sacred poetry of Jews from Yemen, a chapter in the history of Arabic and Jewish literatures. more...

  • Mezzaterraby Ahdaf Soueif

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    From the bestselling author of the Booker Prize finalist The Map of Love ?an incisive collection of essays on Arab identity, art, and politics that seeks to locate the mezzaterra, or common ground, in an increasingly globalized world. The twenty-five years? worth of criticism and commentary collected here have earned Ahdaf Soueif a place among our... more...

  • On Aristotle's "Metaphysics"by Averroes; Rüdiger Arnzen

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 133.00

    This book contains the first English translation of an important medieval treatise on Aristotle's Metaphysics. The original Arabic text was composed around 1160 by the famous Andalusian philosopher Averroes (Ibn Rushd). The present translation has been prepared on the basis of a wide range of documents including, apart from the available Arabic editions,... more...

  • Chasing Talesby Corinne Fowler

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 81.20

    Chasing Tales is the first exclusive study of journalism, travel writing and the history of British ideas about Afghanistan. It offers a timely investigation of the notional Afghanistan(s) that have prevailed in the popular British imagination. Casting its net deep into the nineteenth century, the study investigates the country’s mythologisation... more...

  • The Mantle Odesby Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 25.45

    Three of the most renowned praise poems to the Prophet, the mantle odes span the arc of Islamic history from Muhammad's lifetime, to the medieval Mamluk period, to the modern colonial era. Over the centuries, they have informed the poetic and religious life of the Arab and Islamic worlds. Suzanne Pinckney ... more...

  • In Spite of Partitionby Gil Z. Hochberg

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Partition--the idea of separating Jews and Arabs along ethnic or national lines--is a legacy at least as old as the Zionist-Palestinian conflict. Challenging the widespread "separatist imagination" behind partition, Gil Hochberg demonstrates the ways in which works of contemporary Jewish and Arab literature reject simple notions of separatism and... more...

  • The Essential Nawal El Saadawiby Adele Newson Horst; Nawal El Saadawi

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Featuring work never before translated into English, The Essential Nawal El Saadawi gathers together a wide range of Saadawi's writing. From novellas and short stories to essays on politics, culture, religion and sex; from extensive interviews to her work as a dramatist; from poetry to autobiography, this book is essential for anyone wishing to... more...

  • Arabic Literary Thresholdsby Muhsin Al-Musawi

    BRILL 2009; US$ 238.00

    This book provides a very synthetic view of Arabic literature within the field of social sciences and the humanities. It demonstrates an actual shift in the study of Arabic literature and directs attention to new dimensions and perspectives. more...

  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Edward FitzGeraldby Harold Bloom; Janyce Marson

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    - Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature. - The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism. - Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index. - Introductory essay by Harold Bloom more...

  • Literature, Gender, and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Egyptby Mervat F. Hatem

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This book examines how the process of nation-building in Egypt helped transform Egypt from an Ottoman province to an Arabic speaking national community. Through the discussion of the life and works of  the prominent writer `A'isha Taymur, Hatem gives insight into how literature and the changing gender roles of women and men contributed to the definition... more...