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  • Covert Gesturesby Vincent Barletta

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 60.00

    Covert Gestures reveals how the traditional Islamic narratives of the moriscos both shaped and encoded a wide range of covert social activity characterized by a profound and persistent concern with time and temporality. Using a unique blend of literary analysis, linguistic anthropology, and phenomenological philosophy, Vincent Barletta explores the... more...

  • Fundamentalism and Literatureby Klaus Stierstorfer; Catherine Pesso-Miquel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 95.00

    This book explores the manifold connections between fundamentalism and literature in English. Carefully selected case studies and surveys document an unexpected richness and variety in this unlikely relationship more...

  • Islamic Narrative and Authority in Southeast Asiaby Thomas Gibson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 34.00

    This is a literary and anthropological analysis of historical narratives that illuminate regional notions of cosmological kingship, cosmopolitan notions of Islamic law and mysticism, and global notions of the modern bureaucratic state. These notions have coexisted in Southeast Asia since the Sixteenth century and influence politics to this day. more...

  • Literary Modernity Between Middle East and Europeby Kamran Rastegar

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Providing a broad ranging and unique comparative study of the development of English, Persian and Arabic literature, this book looks at their interrelations with specific reference to modernity, nationalism and social value. It gives a strong theoretical underpinning to the development of Middle Eastern literature in the modern period. more...

  • Contemporary Arab Fictionby Fabio Caiani

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book introduces Western readers to some of the most significant novels written in Arabic since 1979. Despite their contribution to the development of contemporary Arabic fiction, these authors remain largely unknown to non-Arab readers. Fabio Caiani examines the work of the Moroccan Muhammad Barrada; the Egyptian Idwar al-Kharrat; the Lebanese... more...

  • Sadeq Hedayatby Homa Katouzian

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Featuring contributions from leading scholars of Iranian studies and / or comparative literature, this edited comprehensive and critical edited collection provides detailed scholarly analysis of Hedayat's life and work using a variety of methodological and conceptual approaches. Hedayat is the author of The Blind Owl , the most famous Persian novel... more...

  • Modern Persian Literature in Afghanistanby Wali Ahmadi

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    With the unleashing of the "War on Terror" in the aftermath of 9/11, Afghanistan has become prominent in the news. However, we need to appreciate that no substantive understanding of contemporary history, politics and society of this country can be achieved without a thorough analysis of the Afghan encounter with cultural and literary modernity and... more...

  • Contemporary Arab Women's Writingby Anastasia Valassopoulos

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 130.00

    This book engages with contemporary Arab women writers from Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Algeria. In spite of Edward Said?s groundbreaking reappraisal of the uneven relationship between the West and the Arab world in Orientalism , there has been little postcolonial criticism of Arab writing. Anastasia Valassopoulos raises the profile of Arab women... more...

  • Jasmine and Starsby Fatemeh Keshavarz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 19.00

    In a direct, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy. Her fresh perspective on present-day Iran provides a rare insight into this rich culture alive with artistic expression but virtually unknown to... more...

  • I Saw Ramallahby Mourid Barghouti; Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Winner of the prestigious Naguib Mahfouz Medal, this fierce and moving work is an unparalleled rendering of the human aspects of the Palestinian predicament. Barred from his homeland after 1967?s Six-Day War, the poet Mourid Barghouti spent thirty years in exile?shuttling among the world?s cities, yet secure in none of them; separated from his family... more...