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  • The Poetics of the Obscene in Premodern Arabic Poetryby Sinan Antoon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The book is the first study of the 10th century Iraqi poet Ibn al-Hajjaj who popularized a new genre of obscene and scatological parody (sukhf) and is considered the most obscene poet in Arabic literature. Antoon traces the genealogy of this fascinating genre in and examines its rise by placing it in its sociopolitical context. more...

  • Littérature arabeby Encyclopaedia Universalis; Les Grands Articles

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 4.99

    La littérature arabe a vécu jusqu'au XIXe siècle sur ses propres concepts, en définissant ses propres catégories. C'est dire qu'en ce domaine toute manipulation imprudente conduit à l'incompréhension, tout rapprochement hasardeux altère la réalité des faits. Si l'on s'entête ici à partir du concept de littérature, tardivement... more...

  • Women Write Iranby Nima Naghibi

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Women Write Iran is the first full-length study on life narratives by Iranian women in the diaspora. Nima Naghibi investigates auto/biographical narratives across genres?including memoirs, documentary films, prison testimonials, and graphic novels?and finds that they are tied together by the experience of the 1979 Iranian revolution as a traumatic... more...

  • A Sea of Languagesby Suzanne Conklin Akbari; Karla Mallette

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 72.00

    Reframing ongoing debates within literary studies in dynamic new ways, A Sea of Languages will become a critical resource and reference point for a new generation of scholars and students on the intersection of Arabic and European literature. more...

  • Camera Orientalisby Ali Behdad

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    In the decades after its invention in 1839, photography was inextricably linked to the Middle East. Introduced as a crucial tool for Egyptologists and Orientalists who needed to document their archaeological findings, the photograph was easier and faster to produce in intense Middle Eastern light?making the region one of the original sites for the... more...

  • Soft Weaponsby Gillian Whitlock

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 22.50

    Azar Nafisi?s Reading Lolita in Tehran ,Marjane Satrapi?s comics, and ?Baghdad Blogger? Salam Pax?s Internet diary are just a few examples of the new face of autobiography in an age of migration, globalization, and terror. But while autobiography and other genres of life writing can help us attend to people whose experiences are frequently unseen... more...

  • Reading Khaled Hosseiniby Rebecca Stuhr

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 40.00

    One of the most important emerging novelists today, Khaled Hosseini has enjoyed critical success and popular accolades. His first book, The Kite Runner , was voted Reading Group Book of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and was made into a major motion picture. His second book, A Thousand Splendid Suns , seems destined to follow the same path. Written for... more...

  • Scheherazade's Legacy: Arab and Arab American Women on Writingby Susan Darraj

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 64.00

    In a time when it seems that the gap of understanding between the West and the Middle East continues to widen, Scheherazade's Legacy builds a bridge between the two cultures. Collected here are the voices of those who define the genre of Arab Anglophone writing?that literature that describes the cultural experiences of those with Arab identities... more...

  • Gibran, Rihani & Naimyby Aida Imangulieva

    Anqa Publishing 2010; US$ 15.99

    Originally published in Russian during the final years of the Soviet Union, this volume examines the influences of foreign literary movements, specifically Romanticism and Realism, on the three authors examined within. By viewing Gibran and Rihani?s works in the light of English poets such as Wordsworth, Byron, and Shelley and American writers such... more...

  • Desert Voicesby Moneera Al-Ghadeer

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    The Bedouin, or ?desert dwellers?, have a rich cultural heritage often expressed through music and poetry. Here Moneera Al-Ghadeer provides us with the first comparative reading of women?s oral poetry from Saudi Arabia. She examines women?s lyrics of love, desire, mourning and grievance. We come to understand Bedouin mores and - most significantly... more...