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Middle Eastern

  • 'Anticipating' the 2011 Arab Uprisingsby Rita Sakr

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00

    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...

  • The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz (1952?1967)by Nathaniel Greenberg

    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...

  • The Age of Belovedsby Walter G. Andrews; Mehmet Kalpakli

    Duke University Press 2004; US$ 94.95

    Examines the "golden age" of the culture of the Ottoman empire in the 16th century, exploring sexuality, gender and literary society, as well as the demographics, economics, politics, society of love and other cultural productions of the Ottoman more...

  • Al-Jahizby James E. Montgomery

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    Edinburgh University Press will publish two self-contained guides to reading al-Jahiz that also shed light on his society and its writings. This first volume, 'In Praise of Books', is devoted to bibliomania and al-Jahiz’s bibliophilia. Volume 2, In Censure of Books, explores Al-Jahiz's bibliophobia. Al-Jahiz was a bibliomaniac, theologian,... more...

  • America in an Arab Mirrorby Kamal Abdel-Malek; Mouna El Kahla

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 37.00

    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...

  • Arab Representations of the Occidentby Rasheed El-Enany

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Arabian Nights, Theby Robert Irwin

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 20.00

    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_x000D_ _x000D_ 'Superlative...just the sort of relaxed, informative book that Edmund Wilson might have written had he grown interested in the Middle... more...

  • Arabic Literary Thresholdsby Muhsin Al-Musawi

    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...

  • Arabic Literatureby Pierre Cachia

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, this book provides a balanced overview of Arab literature, from 'high' literature to popular folk literature, covering the classical and modern periods. more...

  • Arabic Poetryby Muhsin J. al-Musawi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    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. Employs current literary theory and provides comprehensive coverage of modern and postmodern poetry from the 1950s onwards. more...