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  • Neighborhood and Boulevardby Khaled Ziadeh; Samah Selim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    The third volume in the groundbreaking new series "Theoryáin the World", Neighborhood and Boulevard combines memoir, history, anthropology, and theory to offer an innovative reflection on the materiality of culture. Through its style and content, the text challenges the Orientalist bifurcation between tradition and modernity in the Arab world, revealing... more...

  • Le chansonnier franšais de la Burgerbibliothek de Berneby Nicolaas Unlandt

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 224.00

    The Berne song book originates from the last third of the 13th century and is often considered marginal because of the Lorraine dialect and the corrupted delivery. Here it is analysed in depth for the first time. It includes a linguistic and material analysis of the manuscript followed by a new edition of 53 anonymous poems. Each poem is presented... more...

  • The Islamic Context of The Thousand and One Nightsby Muhsin J. al-Musawi

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 49.99

    In this fascinating study, Muhsin J. al-Musawi shows how deeply Islamic heritage and culture is embedded in the tales of The Thousand and One Nights (known to many as the Arabian Nights ) and how this integration invites readers to make an Islamic milieu. Conservative Islam dismisses The Thousand and One Nights as facile popular literature,... more...

  • When Heroes Loveby Susan Ackerman

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    Toward the end of the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh King Gilgamesh laments the untimely death of his comrade Enkidu, "my friend whom I loved dearly." Similarly in the Bible, David mourns his companion, Jonathan, whose "love to me was wonderful, greater than the love of women." These passages, along with other ambiguous erotic and sexual language... more...

  • Global Perspectives on Orhan Pamukby Mehnaz M. Afridi; David M. Buyze

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Explores existential and political themes in Orhan Pamuk's work and investigates the apparent contradictions in an arena where Islam and democracy are often seen as opposing and irreconcilable terms. Existential themes delve into literary nuances in Pamuk that discuss love, happiness, suffering, memory and death. more...

  • Once Upon the Orient Waveby Eid Abdallah Dahiyat; Mohammad Shaheen

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 8.74

    John Milton?s poems Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained are among the greatest pieces of writing in the English language. Like other writers of his time, Milton had only a sketchy idea of Islam and the Arab world, from travellers and linguists who had made the arduous journey to and from the Middle East. But buried in his works are signs that Milton... more...

  • Translating Libyaby Ethan Chorin

    Saqi 2012; US$ 14.58

    Part anthology and part travelogue, Translating Libya presents the country through the eyes of sixteen short story writers and one American diplomat. Intrigued by the apparent absence of ?place? in modern Libyan short fiction, Ethan Chorin resolved to track down and translate stories that specifically mention cities and landmarks in Libya. The stories... more...

  • Egyptian Colloquial Poetry in the Modern Arabic Canonby Noha Radwan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Noha Radwan offers the first book-length study of the emergence, context, and development of modern Egyptian colloquial poetry, recently used as a vehicle for communications in the revolutionary youth movement in Egypt on January 25th 2011,and situates itamong modernist Arab poetry. more...

  • Islam, Migrancy, and Hospitality in Europeby Meyda Yegenoglu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book cuts across important debates in cultural studies, literary criticism, politics, sociology, and anthropology.á Meyda Yegenoglu brings together different theoretical strands in theádebates regarding immigration, from Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic understanding of the subject formation, to Zygmunt Bauman's notion of the stranger, to Etienne... more...

  • Silencing the Seaby Khaled Furani

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 55.00

    Silencing the Sea follows Palestinian poets' debates about their craft as they traverse multiple and competing realities of secularism and religion, expulsion and occupation, art, politics, immortality, death, fame, and obscurity. Khaled Furani takes his reader down ancient roads and across military checkpoints to join the poets' worlds and engage... more...