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  • 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...

  • Close Relationshipsby Jan Van Gelder

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    Close Relationships is Geert Jan van Gelder's groundbreaking and comprehensive study of the diverse facts and opinions concerning incest and close-kin marriage found in literary and non-literary pre-modern Arabic texts. The pre-Islamic Arabs knew about the dangers of inbreeding; the Qur'an formulates the basic principles of marriage impediments in... more...

  • Postcolonial Writers in the Global Literary Marketplaceby Sarah Brouillette

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 32.00

    Combining analysis with detailed accounts of authors' careers and the global trade in literature, this book assesses how postcolonial writers respond to their own reception and niche positioning, parading their exotic otherness to metropolitan audiences, within a global marketplace. more...

  • The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nightsby Robert Irwin; Malcolm Lyons; Ursula Lyons

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 22.55

    Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king tales of adventure, love, riches and wonder - tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death... more...

  • The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nightsby Robert Irwin; Malcolm Lyons; Ursula Lyons

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 22.55

    Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king tales of adventure, love, riches and wonder - tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death... more...

  • Missing Soluchby Mahmoud Dowlatabadi; Kamran Rastegar

    Melville House 2012; US$ 16.95

    Perhaps the most important work in modern Iranian literature, this starkly beautiful novel examines the trials of an impoverished woman and her children living in a remote village in Iran, after the unexplained disappearance of her husband, Soluch. Lyrical yet unsparing, the novel examines her life as she contends with the political corruption, authoritarianism,... more...

  • Classical Arabic Storiesby Salma Khadra Jayyusi

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    Short fiction was an immensely innovative art in the medieval Arab world, providing the perfect vehicle for transmitting dazzling images of life and experiences as early as pre-Islamic times. These works also speak to the urbanization of the Arab domain after Islam, mirroring the bustling life of the Muslim Arabs and Islamized Persians and reflecting... more...

  • The Star, the Cross, and the Crescentby Carine Bourget

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 39.99

    The Star, the Cross, and the Crescent examines how Francophone writers from the Maghreb and the Near East represent the intertwining of religion and politics in various disputes, such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Lebanese and Algerian civil wars, the affair of the Muslim headscarf in France, and 9/11. It analyzes fiction, films, comic books,... more...

  • Postcolonial Memoir in the Middle Eastby Norbert Bugeja

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book reconsiders the notion of liminality in postcolonial critical discourse today. By visiting Mashriqi writers of memoir, Bugeja offers a unique intervention in the understanding of 'in-between' and ?threshold? states in present-day postcolonialist thought. His analysis situates liminal space as a fraught form of consciousness that mediates... more...