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  • Istanbul (Deluxe Edition)by Orhan Pamuk; Ureen Freely

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 20.98

    From the Nobel Prize-winning author of My Name Is Red and Snow, a large-format, deluxe, collectible edition of his beloved memoir about life in Istanbul, with more than 200 added illustrations and a new introduction. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms.... more...

  • In Search of a Prophetby Paul-Gordon Chandler

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 18.99

    This book is a fascinating journey through the spiritual life of Kahlil Gibran, author of the bestselling book The Prophet . The book explores this beloved writer and artist, a mystic who sought to build bridges between East and West. Gibran’s voice is timeless, appealing to heart and mind, faith and reason—a much-needed guide for our times. more...

  • Arabic Literature for the Classroomby Mushin J al-Musawi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Arabic Literature for the Classroom argues for a more visible presence of Arabic within the humanities and social sciences, stressing the need to make Arabic literature available as a world literature, without damaging its own distinctive characteristics. The nineteen chapters which make up this book broach theoretical and methodical cultural concerns... more...

  • Exploring the Qur'anby Muhammad Abdel Haleem

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 40.00

    The teachings, style and impact of the Qur’an have always been matters of controversy, among both Muslims and non-Muslims. But in a modern context of intercultural sensitivity, what the Qur’an says and means are perhaps more urgent questions than ever before. This major new book by one of the world’s finest Islamic scholars responds to that urgency.... more...

  • Sofia Coppolaby Fiona Handyside

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 24.00

    Sofia Coppola is widely regarded as one of the most astute, provocative and visionary directors in the contemporary film industry. She has received numerous accolades including an Academy Award and two Golden Globes, and in 2004 became the first ever American woman to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar. From The Virgin Suicides to The Bling Ring,... more...

  • The True Dreamby Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab; Sen McGlinn

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The True Dream is a Persian satirical drama set in Isfahan in the lead up to Iran’s Constitutional Revolution of 1905-11. Although its three authors hail from the clerical class, they criticize the arrogance, corruption and secularity of the Iranian ruling dynasty and clergy, taking Isfahan as their example. The work blends fact and fiction by summoning... more...

  • Les Mille et Une Nuits (anonyme)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d’Universalis Les contes arabes anonymes connus sous le titre des Mille et Une Nuits (Alf layla wa layla) forment un ensemble des plus composites. À partir du noyau premier, d'origine persane (avec des emprunts indiens), traduit en arabe au VIIIe siècle, le texte s'est ramifié en s'adjoignant de... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of The Kite Runnerby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2016; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Kite Runner tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Khaled Hosseini’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of The Kite Runner ... more...

  • Politics and Palestinian Literature in Exileby Joseph R. Farag

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 29.00

    Despite, or even because of their tumultuous history, Palestinians are renowned for being prolific cultural producers, creating many of the Arab world’s most iconic works of literature. In particular, the Palestinian short story stands out for its unique interplay between literary texts and the political and historical contexts from which they emerge. more...

  • Milton in the Arab-Muslim Worldby Islam Issa

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The first full-length study of the reception of John Milton’s (1608-74) writings in the Arab-Muslim world, this book examines the responses of Arab-Muslim readers to Milton’s works, and in particular, to his epic poem: Paradise Lost. It contributes to knowledge of the history, development, and ways in which early modern writings are read and understood... more...