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  • Constructing Identity in Iranian-American Self-Narrativeby Maria D. Wagenknecht

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Shaped by the experiences of the Iranian Revolution, Iranian-American autobiographers use this chaotic past to tell their current stories in the United States. Wagenknecht analyzes a wide range of such writing and draws new conclusions about migration, exile, and life between different and often clashing cultures. 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...

  • Die Zensurgeschichte der Türkeiby Nihal Kubilay Pinar

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.70

    Zwischen der Habsburgermonarchie und dem Osmanischen Reich herrschten zeitweise intensive diplomatische Kontakte und Handelsbeziehungen. Was man dagegen vergeblich suchte, war der kulturelle und wissenschaftliche Austausch. Das Reich kehrte dem Westen auf ähnliche Weise den Rücken wie heute die EU der Türkei. Dass es westliche Werke unter osmanischen... more...

  • Dissident Writings of Arab Womenby Brinda J. Mehta

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence analyzes the links between creative dissidence and inscriptions of violence in the writings of a selected group of postcolonial Arab women. The female authors destabilize essentialist framings of Arab identity through a series of reflective interrogations and "contesting" literary genres... more...

  • Exploring Arab Folk Literatureby Pierre Cachia

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available

    The character and range of Arab folk literature are investigated by Pierre Cachia in this collection of his pioneering essays in the field.Arranged into three sections, Cachia looks first at historical developments in the relationship between Arab folk literature and that of the elite, the gradual elaboration of certain genres, and the producers of... 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...

  • The Graying of the Ravenby Aida Bamia

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 9.99

    From East to WestThe raven has turned grayO Reader of the unknownHelp us in our ordeal!With a fine touch, Aida Bamia has explored the work of Muhammad bin al-Tayyib ?Alili (c.1894?c.1954), a hitherto virtually unknown oral poet of Algeria, bringing to her analysis new understanding of folk poetry as part of a people?s collective memory and their resistance... more...

  • The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Cultureby Ayman A. El-Desouky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Culture uses the notion of am?ra ? the Egyptian concept of collective and connective agency ? to explore the relationship between the Egyptian intellectual and 'the people' in contemporary Egyptian literature and culture. more...

  • La Trilogie de Naguib Mahfouzby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis En recevant le prix Nobel de littérature, en 1988, le romancier égyptien Naghib Mahfouz (1911-2006) donnait aux lettres arabes une reconnaissance internationale. Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur La Trilogie de Naguib Mahfouz Chaque... more...

  • Le Livre des jours de Taha Husseinby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Lorsqu?il publie la première partie de ses Mémoires, en 1927, Taha Hussein (1889-1973) traverse une passe difficile dans une existence très tôt marquée par l?adversité : à trois ans, une ophtalmie mal soignée l?a privé à jamais de la lumière dont il garde un pâle souvenir, évoqué... more...