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- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 46.66
This Pivot volume explores an exciting range of powerful novels and memoirs from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria that reveal political geographies of injustice and popular discontent thus 'anticipating' or imaginatively envisioning as well as participating in some of the major current upheavals in their particular national contexts. more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99
This book examines the impact of revolution on one of the great literary minds of the twentieth century: Naguib Mahfouz. Concentrating on the years following the 1952 Free-Officers? Coup that brought an end to British colonialism in Egypt, this book analyzes Mahfouz?s turn to screenplay writing, and examines the significance of that transition.... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in an American century,? he believed the international popularity of American culture made a world favorable to U.S. interests. For decades, his claim seemed to hold. Now, in the digital twenty-first century, the American century? has been superseded, as American movies, music, video games, and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 39.00
This distinguished anthology presents for the first time in English travel essays by Arabic writers who have visited America in the second half of the century. The view of America which emerges from these accounts is at once fascinating and illuminating, but never monolithic. The writers hail from a variety of viewpoints, regions, and backgrounds,... 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...
- I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95
A generous and erudite book...We?re in the company of someone who loves The Arabian Nights, and who has generously shared that love with us through this companion.' - Michele Roberts, Independent on Sunday'Superlative...just the sort of relaxed, informative book that Edmund Wilson might have written had he grown interested in the Middle East and its... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 238.00
This book provides a very synthetic view of Arabic literature within the field of social sciences and the humanities. It demonstrates an actual shift in the study of Arabic literature and directs attention to new dimensions and perspectives. 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
Since the late 1940s, Arabic poetry has spoken for an Arab conscience, as much as it has debated positions and ideologies, nationally and worldwide. This book tackles issues of modernity and tradition in Arabic poetry as manifested in poetic texts and criticism by poets as participants in transformation and change. It studies the poetic in its complexity,... more...
- Watkins Media 2016; US$ 8.95
Shimon Adaf and Lavie Tidhar are two of Israel?s most subversive and politically outspoken writers. Growing up on opposite sides of the Israeli spectrum ? Tidhar in the north of Israel in the Zion-ist, socialist Kibbutz; Adaf from a family of religious Mizrahi Jews living in Sderot ? the two nevertheless shared a love of books, and were especially... more...