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  • 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...

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

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Between Reason and Revelationby Eric Ormsby

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 58.00

    This is the first English translation of the final philosophical work of the great eleventh-century Ismaili thinker, poet, and Fatimid emissary, N?sir-i Khusraw. Appointed from Cairo by command of the Fatimid Imam-caliph al-Mustansir to serve first as a d?'?, and then as the hujjat, for the entire region of Khur?s?n, he maintained his allegiance both... more...

  • A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literatureby David Tresilian

    Saqi 2012; US$ 9.99

    Modern Arabic literature remains little known and poorly understood despite growing curiosity among European readers. This brief introduction offers a unique overview, focusing on developments over the last fifty years. It provides a guide to the literary landscape, indicating the major landmarks in the shape of authors, ideas and debates. The picture... more...

  • Catastrophe and Exile in the Modern Palestinian Imaginationby Ihab Saloul

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    This book addresses central concepts to debates over Palestinian identity such as nostalgia and trauma, notions of home and forced travel, identity as representationally performative, and post-memory and geopolitical continuity of loss of place in the everyday. more...

  • Contemporary Arab-American Literatureby Carol Fadda-Conrey

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 21.25

    The last couple of decades have witnessed a flourishing of Arab-American literature across multiple genres. Yet, increased interest in this literature is ironically paralleled by a prevalent bias against Arabs and Muslims that portrays their long presence in the US as a recent and unwelcome phenomenon. Spanning the 1990s to the present, Carol Fadda-Conrey... more...

  • Cosmopolitan Criticism and Postcolonial Literatureby Robert Spencer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Via readings of novels by J.M. Coetzee, Timothy Mo and Salman Rushdie and the later poetry of W.B. Yeats, this book reveals how postcolonial writing can encourage the enlarged sense of moral and political responsibility needed to supplant ongoing forms of imperial violence with cosmopolitan institutions, relationships and ways of thinking. more...

  • Cosmopolitical Claimsby B. Venkat Mani

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Cosmopolitical Claims is a profoundly original study of the works of Sten Nadonly, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Feridun Zaimoglu, and 2006 Nobel prize in literature recipient Orhan Pamuk. Rather than using the proverbial hyphen in ?Turkish-German? to indicate a culture caught between two nations, Venkat Mani is interested in how Turkish-German literature engages... more...

  • Counterrealism and Indo-Anglian Fictionby Chelva Kanaganayakam

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    What do R.K. Narayan, G.V. Desani, Anita Desai, Zulfikar Ghose, Suniti Namjoshi, and Salman Rushdie have in common? They represent Indian writing in English over five decades. Vilified by many cultural nationalists for not writing in native languages, they nonetheless present a critique of the historical and cultural conditions that promoted... more...

  • Der andere Orientalismusby Andrea Polaschegg

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 224.00

    This book presents the first systematic overall view of the genesis and form of what has long been discussed by researchers under the heading of ?German Orientalism?. Focussing historically on the early 19th century, the author sketches the literary, academic and political conditions under which the modern German image of the Orient has been... more...