A Dictionary of Arabic Literary Terms and Devices

by Marlé Hammond

Series: Oxford Quick Reference

The Dictionary of Arabic Literary Terms covers the most important literary terms relevant to classical and modern Arabic literature. Its 300+ entries include technical terms and rhetorical devices, themes and motifs, concepts, historical eras, literary schools and movements, forms and genres, figures and institutions. Defining terms such as 'root-play', highlighting schools such as the Mahjar poets, and exploring concepts such as 'imaginary evocation', thedictionary introduces its readers to the specificities of the Arabic literary tradition.The dictionary is intended to meet the needs of the growing number of students studying Arabic in the English-speaking world, whose studies include Arabic literature from an early stage. This reference resource equips them to understand the nuances and complexities of the texts they encounter. It is an invaluable reference work for students of Arabic literature.

  • OUP Oxford; April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780192515308
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  • Title: A Dictionary of Arabic Literary Terms and Devices
  • Series: Oxford Quick Reference
  • Author: Marlé Hammond
  • Imprint: OUP Oxford

About The Author

Marlé Hammond is a Senior Lecturer in Arabic Popular Literature & Culture at SOAS, University of London. Prior to her arrival at SOAS in August 2010, she held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Oriental Institute of Oxford University (2007-2010) and a Research Centre Fellowship in the Programme of Arabic Poetry and Comparative Poetics at St. John's College, Oxford (2002-2006).