Description : This volume provides an authoritative survey of creative writing in Arabic from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.
Description : Understanding the complexities of Arab politics, history, and culture has never been more important for North American readers. Yet even as Arabic literature is increasingly being translated into English, the modern Arabic literary tradition is still often treated as other--controversial, dangerous, difficult, esoteric, or exotic. This volume examines modern Arabic literature in context and introduces creative teaching methods that reveal the literature's richness, relevance, and power to anglophone students. Addressing the complications of translation head on, the volume interweaves such important issues such as gender, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the status of Arabic literature in world literature. Essays cover writers from the recent past, like Emile Habiby and Tayeb Salih; contemporary Palestinian, Egyptian, and Syrian literatures; and the literature of the nineteenth-century Nahda.
Description : 2,548 numbered entries of books, chapters in books, periodical articles, poems, and reference sources, covering all genres of literature including ballads, comedy, drama, fiction, Israeli literature, Islamic literature, biographies, Mahjar literature, and poetry. Books are included from every Arabic country, and most of the titles are in English, though titles in French and Arabic are also represented.