The Literary Heritage of the Arabs : An Anthology

By: Various, Edited by Suheil Bushrui & James M. Malarkey


Language: English


The breadth of Arabic literature produced by Arab writers from pre-Islamic times to the contemporary period reveals a world of thought and feeling largely unseen and unheard in the English-speaking world. In this wide-ranging and unique anthology, works by Christian, Jewish, and Muslim authors show the genius of Arab civilization through the prism of literature.

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Product Details
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 447 pp
Publisher: Saqi Books, London, 2012
Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 6.3 x 9.5 inches / 4 x 16 x 24 cm
ISBN-13: 9780863568244
Topic: Arabic Literature Anthology

Through odes (or Mu’allaqat); selections from the Qur’an; samples of Hadith and the poetry of rivalry, love, adventure, and mystic transcendence; and prose conveying scientific innovation, philosophical inquiry, theological disputation, and historical analysis, this extraordinary collection provides an authoritative overview of Arabic literature.
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