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Product Description: The Masnavi is a six-volume masterpiece created by one of the world's greatest poetic geniuses, Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). It is perhaps the single most influential piece of mystical writing ever conceived. Though the Persian poet, Rumi is now hugely popular in the West, his most famous oeuvre still remains enigmatic...read more

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9781780766256, titled "The Vision of Rumi: Revealing the Masnavi, Persia’s Great Masterpiece" | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, March 18, 2017, cover price $39.00 | About this edition: The Masnavi is a six-volume masterpiece created by one of the world's greatest poetic geniuses, Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273).

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Product Description: Although many of its stories originated centuries ago in the Middle East, the Arabian Nights is regarded as a classic of world literature by virtue of the seminal French and English translations produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries...read more

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9780674545052 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 16, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Although many of its stories originated centuries ago in the Middle East, the Arabian Nights is regarded as a classic of world literature by virtue of the seminal French and English translations produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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Product Description: Narrating Postcolonial Arab Nations significantly enhances the interface between postcolonial literary studies and the hitherto under-studied Arab world. Lindsey Moore brings together canonical and less familiar Arab novels and memoirs from the last half century to consider colonial continuities and consequences...read more

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9781138830882 | Routledge, December 1, 2016, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Narrating Postcolonial Arab Nations significantly enhances the interface between postcolonial literary studies and the hitherto under-studied Arab world.

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Product Description: In Spoiling the Stories, Tamar Merin presents the as yet untold story of the rise of prose by Israeli women, while further exploring and expanding the gendered models of literary influence in modern Hebrew literature. The theoretical idea upon which this book is based is that of intersexual dialogue, a term that refers to the various literary strategies employed by Israeli female fiction writers expressing their voice within a male-dominated and (still) inherently Oedipal literary tradition...read more

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9780810133716 | Northwestern Univ Pr, November 15, 2016, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: In Spoiling the Stories, Tamar Merin presents the as yet untold story of the rise of prose by Israeli women, while further exploring and expanding the gendered models of literary influence in modern Hebrew literature.

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9780810133709 | Reprint edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, November 15, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In Spoiling the Stories, Tamar Merin presents the as yet untold story of the rise of prose by Israeli women, while further exploring and expanding the gendered models of literary influence in modern Hebrew literature.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781472484802 | Routledge, October 28, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: 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.

Product Description: Khaqani Shirvani (1121/22―1199) is perhaps one of the most enigmatic poets and prose-writers in the history of Persian literature. It is often argued that no other twelfth-century poet or writer reflected more the social and cultural context of the Persian-speaking world in the written form than Khaqani...read more

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9781784536251 | Tauris Academic Studies, February 28, 2017, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Khaqani Shirvani (1121/22―1199) is perhaps one of the most enigmatic poets and prose-writers in the history of Persian literature.

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Product Description: First published in 1953, this translation of part of the Arabian Nights by A. J. Arberry offers four famous stories in modern idiom: Aladdin, Judar, Aboukir and Abousir, and the Amorous Goldsmith. The introduction provides a brief analysis of earlier translations of the tales and explains their value as indicators of the society in which they were written...read more

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9781138215535 | Routledge, August 28, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: First published in 1953, this translation of part of the Arabian Nights by A.

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Product Description: These seven poems, translated by A. J. Arberry in 1957, are the most famous survivors of a vast mass of poetry produced in the Arabian Desert in the sixth century. Arberry’s introduction explains to the reader what was known about the poems and how they came to be preserved and distributed over time...read more

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9781138215368 | Routledge, August 28, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: These seven poems, translated by A.

Product Description: A. J. Arberry is one of Britain’s most distinguished and celebrated Orientalist scholars. This set contains five of Professor Arberry’s works: Scheherezade: Tales from the Thousand and One Nights (1953) The Seven Odes: The First Chapter in Arabic literature (1957) Classical Persian Literature (1958) The Romance of the Rubaiìyatì (1959) Oriental Essays: Portraits of Seven Scholars (1960) More Tales from the Masnavi (1963)...read more

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9781138203310 | Routledge, August 28, 2016, cover price $756.00 | About this edition: A.

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Product Description: In the decades after its invention in 1839, photography was inextricably linked to the Middle East. Introduced as a crucial tool for Egyptologists and Orientalists who needed to document their archaeological findings, the photograph was easier and faster to produce in intense Middle Eastern light—making the region one of the original sites for the practice of photography...read more

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9780226356372 | Univ of Chicago Pr, August 22, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: In the decades after its invention in 1839, photography was inextricably linked to the Middle East.

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9780226356402 | Univ of Chicago Pr, August 22, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: In the decades after its invention in 1839, photography was inextricably linked to the Middle East.

Product Description: This book approaches the Qur’an as a primary source for delineating the definition of ugliness, and by extension beauty, and in turn establishing meaningful tools and terms for literary criticism within the discipline of classical Arabic literature (adab)...read more

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9781137599889, titled "The Qur’an and the Aesthetics of Premodern Arabic Prose" | Palgrave Macmillan, July 20, 2016, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: This book approaches the Qur’an as a primary source for delineating the definition of ugliness, and by extension beauty, and in turn establishing meaningful tools and terms for literary criticism within the discipline of classical Arabic literature (adab).

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Product Description: Unique in pre-20th-century Arabic literature for taking the countryside as its central theme, Yusuf al-Shirbini’s Brains Confounded combines a mordant satire on seventeenth-century Egyptian rural society with a hilarious parody of the verse-and-commentary genre so beloved by scholars of his day...read more

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9781479838905 | Library of Arabic Literature, July 12, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Unique in pre-20th-century Arabic literature for taking the countryside as its central theme, Yusuf al-Shirbini’s Brains Confounded combines a mordant satire on seventeenth-century Egyptian rural society with a hilarious parody of the verse-and-commentary genre so beloved by scholars of his day.

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Product Description: Unique in pre-20th-century Arabic literature for taking the countryside as its central theme, Yusuf al-Shirbini’s Brains Confounded combines a mordant satire on seventeenth-century Egyptian rural society with a hilarious parody of the verse-and-commentary genre so beloved by scholars of his day...read more
By Humphrey Davies (editor)

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9781479882342 | Library of Arabic Literature, July 12, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Unique in pre-20th-century Arabic literature for taking the countryside as its central theme, Yusuf al-Shirbini’s Brains Confounded combines a mordant satire on seventeenth-century Egyptian rural society with a hilarious parody of the verse-and-commentary genre so beloved by scholars of his day.

Product Description: Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence analyzes the links between creative dissidence and inscriptions of violence in the writings of a selected group of postcolonial Arab women. The female authors destabilize essentialist framings of Arab identity through a series of reflective interrogations and "contesting" literary genres that include novels, short stories, poetry, docudramas, interviews and testimonials...read more

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9780415730440 | Routledge, February 27, 2014, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence analyzes the links between creative dissidence and inscriptions of violence in the writings of a selected group of postcolonial Arab women.

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9781138200425 | Reprint edition (Taylor & Francis, June 14, 2016), cover price $52.95 | About this edition: Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence analyzes the links between creative dissidence and inscriptions of violence in the writings of a selected group of postcolonial Arab women.

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Product Description: Can a writer help to bring about a more just society? This question was at the heart of the movement of al-adab al-multazim, or committed literature, which claimed to dominate Arab writing in the mid-twentieth century. By the 1960s, however, leading Egyptian writers had retreated into disillusionment, producing agonized works that challenged the key assumptions of socially engaged writing...read more

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9789774167614 | Amer Univ in Cairo Pr, July 20, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Can a writer help to bring about a more just society?

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Product Description: This bilingual anthology presents the best of Arabic classical poetry's musings over the many faceted states of the human condition, among them love, generosity, life, time, youth, beauty, ecstasy, longing, wine, death, and plenty more...read more
By Sadik J. Al-azm (foreword by)

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9783940924742 | Gerlach Pr, May 31, 2016, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: This bilingual anthology presents the best of Arabic classical poetry's musings over the many faceted states of the human condition, among them love, generosity, life, time, youth, beauty, ecstasy, longing, wine, death, and plenty more.

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Product Description: A classic of Modern Persian literature, Charand-o Parand (Stuff and Nonsense) is a work familiar to every literate Iranian. Originally a series of newspaper columns written by scholar and satirist Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda, the pieces poke fun at mullahs, the shah, and the old religious and political order during the Constitutional Revolution in Iran (1906–11)...read more
By John R. Perry (trans)

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9780300197990 | Yale Univ Pr, May 24, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: A classic of Modern Persian literature, Charand-o Parand (Stuff and Nonsense) is a work familiar to every literate Iranian.

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Product Description: The Sword of Ambition belongs to a genre of religious polemic written for the rulers of Egypt and Syria between the twelfth and the fourteenth centuries. Unlike most medieval Muslim polemic, the concerns of this genre were more social and political than theological...read more
By Luke Yarbrough (editor)

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9781479842575 | Library of Arabic Literature, May 10, 2016, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: The Sword of Ambition belongs to a genre of religious polemic written for the rulers of Egypt and Syria between the twelfth and the fourteenth centuries.
9781479889457 | Library of Arabic Literature, May 10, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The Sword of Ambition belongs to a genre of religious polemic written for the rulers of Egypt and Syria between the twelfth and the fourteenth centuries.

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Product Description: In applying the standards of modern literary criticism to medieval Arabic literature, Andras Hamori concentrates on those aspects of the literature that appear most alien to modern Western taste: the limitation of themes, the sedimentation with conventions, and the use of elusive patterns of composition...read more

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9780691645360 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $74.95 | About this edition: In applying the standards of modern literary criticism to medieval Arabic literature, Andras Hamori concentrates on those aspects of the literature that appear most alien to modern Western taste: the limitation of themes, the sedimentation with conventions, and the use of elusive patterns of composition.

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9780691618364 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 8, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In applying the standards of modern literary criticism to medieval Arabic literature, Andras Hamori concentrates on those aspects of the literature that appear most alien to modern Western taste: the limitation of themes, the sedimentation with conventions, and the use of elusive patterns of composition.

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Product Description: Women Write Iran is the first full-length study on life narratives by Iranian women in the diaspora. Nima Naghibi investigates auto/biographical narratives across genres—including memoirs, documentary films, prison testimonials, and graphic novels—and finds that they are tied together by the experience of the 1979 Iranian revolution as a traumatic event and by a powerful nostalgia for an idealized past...read more

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9780816683826 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, May 1, 2016, cover price $98.00 | About this edition: Women Write Iran is the first full-length study on life narratives by Iranian women in the diaspora.

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9780816683840 | 1 edition (Univ of Minnesota Pr, May 1, 2016), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Women Write Iran is the first full-length study on life narratives by Iranian women in the diaspora.

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Product Description: We have grown accustomed to understanding world literature as a collection of national or linguistic traditions bound together in the universality of storytelling. Michael Allan challenges this way of thinking and argues instead that the disciplinary framework of world literature, far from serving as the neutral meeting ground of national literary traditions, levels differences between scripture, poetry, and prose, and fashions textual forms into a particular pedagogical, aesthetic, and ethical practice...read more

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9780691167824 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 5, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: We have grown accustomed to understanding world literature as a collection of national or linguistic traditions bound together in the universality of storytelling.

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9780691167831 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 5, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: We have grown accustomed to understanding world literature as a collection of national or linguistic traditions bound together in the universality of storytelling.

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Product Description: This book argues that the tension between Arabic poetry and the Qur’ān dating back to the seventh century, when the Qur’ān was first recited, is a primary generator of meaning in the Arabic Literary Tradition. Four case studies illustrate how this tension is a creative force...read more

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9781498520706 | Lexington Books, April 29, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This book argues that the tension between Arabic poetry and the Qur’ān dating back to the seventh century, when the Qur’ān was first recited, is a primary generator of meaning in the Arabic Literary Tradition.

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Product Description: Writing in response to war and national crisis, al-Samm?n, Khal?feh, Barak?t, and others introduced into the Arabic literary canon aesthetic forms capable of carrying Levantine women's experiences. By assessing their feminism in such a way, this book aims to revive a critical emphasis on aesthetics in Arab women's writing...read more

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9781137548702 | Palgrave Macmillan, March 23, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Writing in response to war and national crisis, al-Samm?

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Product Description: Centering on women's movements before, during, and after the revolutions, Women's Movements in Post-"Arab Spring" North Africa highlights the broader sources of authority that affected the emergence of new feminist actors and agents and their impact on the sociopolitical landscapes of the region...read more
By Fatima Sadiqi (editor)

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9781137520470, titled "Women’s Movements in Post-“arab Spring” North Africa" | Palgrave Macmillan, June 4, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Centering on women's movements before, during, and after the revolutions, Women's Movements in Post-"Arab Spring" North Africa highlights the broader sources of authority that affected the emergence of new feminist actors and agents and their impact on the sociopolitical landscapes of the region.

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