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Middle Eastern

  • Browning Upon Arabiaby Hédi A. Jaouad

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 70.15

    Browning Upon Arabia charts Robert Browning’s early and enduring engagement with the East, particularly the Arab East. This book highlights the complexities of Browning’s poetry, revealing Browning’s resistance to triumphalist and imperialist forms of Orientalism generated by many nineteenth-century British and European literary and scholarly... more...

  • Arabic Science Fictionby Ian Campbell

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 70.15

    This book traces the roots of Arabic science fiction through classical and medieval Arabic literature, undertaking close readings of formative texts of Arabic science fiction via a critical framework developed from the work of Western critics of Western science fiction, Arab critics of Arabic science fiction and postcolonial theorists of literature.... more...

  • Exile and Expatriation in Modern American and Palestinian Writingby Ahmad Rasmi Qabaha

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 78.33

    This book examines the distinction between literary expatriation and exile through a 'contrapuntal reading' of modern Palestinian and American writing. It argues that exile, in the Palestinian case especially, is a political catastrophe; it is banishment by a colonial power. It suggests that, unlike expatriation (a choice of a foreign land over one’s... more...

  • Politics and Digital Literature in the Middle Eastby Nele Lenze

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 116.92

    During the 2000's, online literature in Arabic language was popular among a larger readership. Writings on subjects dealing with politics, globalization, and social matters gained are well-received. While mapping the genre, this monograph shows literary developments in print and digital during these peak years to provide a historical context for the... more...

  • Hegel in the Arab Worldby Lorella Ventura

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 50.27

    Hegel's philosophy has been of fundamental importance for the development of contemporary thought and for the very representation of Western modernity. This book investigates Hegel’s influence in the Arab world, generally considered "other" and far from the West, focusing specifically on Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt. Lorella Ventura discusses the reception... more...

  • Pacifist Invasionsby Yasser Elhariry

    Liverpool University Press 2018; US$ 89.99

    Pacifist Invasions is about what happens to the contemporary French lyric in the translingual Arabic context. Drawing on lyric theory, comparative poetics, and linguistics, it reveals three generic modes of translating Arabic poetics into French in works by Habib Tengour (Algeria), Edmond Jabès (Egypt), Salah Stétié (Lebanon), Abdelwahab Meddeb (Tunisia),... more...

  • On the Mediterranean and the Nileby Aimée Israel-Pelletier

    Indiana University Press 2018; Not Available

    Aimée Israel-Pelletier examines the lives of Middle Eastern Jews living in Islamic societies in this political and cultural history of the Jews of Egypt. By looking at the work of five Egyptian Jewish writers, Israel-Pelletier confronts issues of identity, exile, language, immigration, Arab nationalism, European colonialism, and discourse on the Holocaust.... more...

  • Alexander the Great in the Persian Traditionby Haila Manteghi

    I.B.Tauris 2018; US$ 27.50

    Alexander the Great (356–333 BC) was transformed into a legend by all those he met, leaving an enduring tradition of romances across the world. Aside from its penetration into every language of medieval Europe, the Alexander romance arguably had its greatest impact in the Persian language. more...

  • The World in a Bookby Elias Muhanna

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri was a fourteenth-century Egyptian polymath and the author of one of the greatest encyclopedias of the medieval Islamic world—a thirty-one-volume work entitled The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition . A storehouse of knowledge, this enormous book brought together materials on nearly every conceivable subject, from... more...