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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

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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.

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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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By Humphrey Davies (editor)

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9781479882342 | Library of Arabic Literature, July 12, 2016, cover price $40.00

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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By Luke Yarbrough (editor)

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9781479842575 | Library of Arabic Literature, May 10, 2016, cover price $34.00
9781479889457 | Library of Arabic Literature, May 10, 2016, cover price $40.00

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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

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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.Naghibi is particularly interested in writing as both an expression of memory and an assertion of human rights. She discovers that writing life narratives contributes to the larger enterprise of righting historical injustices. By drawing on the empathy of the reader/spectator/witness, Naghibi contends, life narratives offer the possibilities of connecting to others and responding with an increased commitment to social justice. The book opens with an examination of how the widely circulated video footage of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan on the streets of Tehran in June 2009 triggered the articulation of life narratives by diasporic Iranians. It concludes with a discussion of the prominent place of the 1979 revolution in these narratives. Throughout, the focus is on works that have become popular in the West, such as Marjane Satrapi’s best-selling graphic novel Persepolis. Naghibi addresses the significant questions raised by these works: How do we engage with human rights and social justice as readers in the West? How do these narratives draw our attention and elicit our empathic reactions? And what is our responsibility as witnesses to trauma, atrocity, and human suffering?

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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

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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.In the Shadow of World Literature examines the shift from Qur'anic schooling to secular education in colonial Egypt and shows how an emergent literary discipline transforms the act of reading itself. The various chapters draw from debates in literary theory and anthropology to consider sites of reception that complicate the secular/religious divide―from the discovery of the Rosetta stone and translations of the Qur'an to debates about Charles Darwin in the modern Arabic novel. Through subtle analysis of competing interpretative frames, Allan reveals the ethical capacities and sensibilities literary reading requires, the conceptions of textuality and critique it institutionalizes, and the forms of subjectivity it authorizes.A brilliant and original exploration of what it means to be literate in the modern world, this book is a unique meditation on the reading practices that define the contours of world literature.

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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

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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: 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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