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- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 21.95
Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics introduces and makes available, for the first time in English, an incandescent corpus of experimental leftist writing from North Africa. Founded in 1966 by Abdellatif La‚bi and a small group of avant-garde Moroccan poets and artists and banned in 1972, Souffles-Anfas... more...
- Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available
Sufi characters " saints, dervishes, wanderers " occur regularly in modern Arabic literature. A select group of novelists to interrogate Sufism as a system of thought and language. In the work of writers like Naguib Mahfouz, Gamal Al-Ghitany, Taher Ouettar, Ibrahim Al-Koni, Mahmud Al-Masadi and Tayeb Salih we see a strong... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95
Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia. It has been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others, and praised by William Jones, Tagore, E.M. Forster and many more. Yet Persian... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95
Islamic Philosophy has unusual origins. Originally a hybrid of Greek philosophy and early Islamic theology, its technical language consisted of a number of words translated from the Greek. This book studies how Islamic philosophers of the ninth century AD, such as al-Kindi, al-Farabi and Ibn Sina, developed an indigenous set of terms and concepts.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, Arabic Literature - An Overview gives a rounded and balanced view of Arab literary creativity. 'High' literature is examined alongside popular folk literature, and the classical and modern periods, usually treated separately, are presented together. Cachia's observations are not subordinated to any pre-formed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
This is one of the first books in English to explore Arab responses to Western culture and values in modern Arab literature. Through in-depth research El-Enany examines the attitudes as expressed mainly through works of fiction written by Arab authors during the twentieth, and, to a lesser extent, nineteenth century. It constitutes an original addition... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
Toorawa†re-evaluates the literary history and landscape of† third to ninth century Baghdad by demonstrating and emphasizing the significance of the important transition from a predominantly oral-aural culture to an increasingly literate one. This transformation had a profound influence on the production of learned and literary culture; modes of transmission... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
This famous work from the Royal Asiatic Society is an indispensable tool for all serious students of Persian literature, history and culture, and a welcome companion to Persian literature in its most glorious period. This volume is the second, revised edition of three parts published in 1992 and 1994. more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 134.99
Cohen-Mor examines the concept of fate in the Arab world through readings of religious texts, poetry, fiction, and folklore. Offering 16 modern short stories as illustrations of her analysis, she contends that belief in fate continues to play a pivotal role in the Arabs' outlook on life and society. more...