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  • 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 Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • Studying Modern Arabic Literatureby Roger Allen; Robin Ostle

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    This book is about the career and academic legacy of Mustafa Badawi who transformed the study of Modern Arabic Literature in Western academe in the second half of the 20 th century. During the decades after his appointment in Oxford in 1964, he communicated to students and the wider public the extent to which this literature is such a vibrant component... more...

  • The Sword of Ambitionby Uthman b. Ibrahim al-Nabulusi; Sherman Jackson; Luke Yarbrough

    Library of Arabic Literature 2016; US$ 34.00

    The Sword of Ambition belongs to a genre of religious polemic written for the rulers of Egypt and Syria between the twelfth and the fourteenth centuries. Unlike most medieval Muslim polemic, the concerns of this genre were more social and political than theological. Leaving no rhetorical stone unturned, the book?s author, an unemployed Egyptian... more...

  • War and Occupation in Iraqi Fictionby Ikram Masmoudi

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    The last three decades in Iraqi history can be summarized in these words: dictatorship, war and occupation. After the fall of Saddam’s regime Iraqi novelists are not only writing about the occupation and the current disintegration of Iraq but are also revisiting previous wars that devastated their lives. This book examines how recent Iraqi fiction... more...

  • Writing Beirutby Samira Aghacy

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Exploring the ways in which writers utilize the spaces of the city †" joining the factual with the imaginary †" this book shows how idiosyncratic perceptions of Beirut are produced, generating an infinite number of Beiruts. The city emerges as interactive, dynamic and historical, a place that is created from the streets, buildings,... more...

  • The Arab Nahdahby Abdulrazzak Patel

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available

    To understand today's Arab thinking, you need to go back to the beginnings of modernity: the nahdah or Arab renaissance of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Abdulrazzak Patel enhances our understanding of the nahdah and its intellectuals, looking back to its origins in the 1700s and taking into account important internal factors alongside external... more...

  • A Mind at Peaceby Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar; Erdag Goknar

    Archipelago Books 2011; US$ 20.00

    The Turkish Ulysses . A lyrical tribute to Istanbul, set on the eve of World War II. more...

  • The Penguin Anthology of Classical Arabic Literatureby Robert Irwin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 28.78

    Spanning the fifth century to the sixteenth, and ranging from Afghanistan to Spain, this unique collection provides a profound insight into the sheer vitality and depth of Classical Arabic literature. From the earliest surviving fragments of The Thousand and One Nights to the elegant beauty and profound power of the Qur'an - believed by the Islamic... more...