Exploring Arab Folk Literature
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📒Exploring Arab Folk Literature ✍ Pierre Cachia
✏Exploring Arab Folk Literature Book Summary : The character and range of Arab folk literature are investigated by Pierre Cachia in this collection of his pioneering essays in the field.
📒Studying Modern Arabic Literature ✍ Roger Allen
✏Studying Modern Arabic Literature Book Summary : This book is devoted to the life and academic legacy of Mustafa Badawi who transformed the study of Modern Arabic Literature in the second half of the 20th century.
📒A Dictionary Of Arabic Literary Terms And Devices ✍ Marlé Hammond
✏A Dictionary of Arabic Literary Terms and Devices Book Summary : The Dictionary of Arabic Literary Terms covers the most important literary terms relevant to classical and modern Arabic literature. Its 300+ entries include technical terms and rhetorical devices, themes and motifs, concepts, historical eras, literary schools and movements, forms and genres, figures and institutions. Defining terms such as 'root-play', highlighting schools such as the Mahjar poets, and exploring concepts such as 'imaginary evocation', the dictionary introduces its readers to the specificities of the Arabic literary tradition. The dictionary is intended to meet the needs of the growing number of students studying Arabic in the English-speaking world, whose studies include Arabic literature from an early stage. This reference resource equips them to understand the nuances and complexities of the texts they encounter. It is an invaluable reference work for students of Arabic literature.
📒Exploring The Caucasus In The 21st Century ✍ Françoise Companjen
✏Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st Century Book Summary : Brings together investigations of both the north and south Caucasus to explain aspects of the history, linguistic complexity, current politics, and self-representations of the peoples who live between Russia and the Middle East.
📒Arabic Literature To The End Of The Umayyad Period ✍ A. F. L. Beeston
✏Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period Book Summary : The History provides an invaluable source of reference of the intellectual, literary and religious heritage of the Arabic-speaking and Islamic world.
📒Exploring Ottoman And Turkish History ✍ Jacob M. Landau
✏Exploring Ottoman and Turkish History Book Summary : Consists of material published between 1966 and 2003. About half deals with the late Ottoman Empire and the other half with the Republic of Turkey and the territories of the newly independent ex- Soviet Turkic Republics in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
📒Exploring Children S Literature ✍ Nikki Gamble
✏Exploring Children s Literature Book Summary : This book is based on the belief that deep subject knowledge of language and literature provides a foundation for effective teaching and learning. It provides a comprehensive guide to the range of genres and characteristic features of English language fiction written for children. It will help readers to develop their understanding of literature within social, cultural and political reading practices; extend their knowledge of language features and conventions of different genres; and develop skills in analytical and critical reading.
📒Literature ✍ Prentice-Hall, inc
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📒Metaphor And Imagery In Persian Poetry ✍ Ali Asghar Seyed-Gohrab
✏Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetry Book Summary : This volume contains ten chapters on Persian metaphors, tropes, rhetorical figures, and poetic forms and genres, by some of the world's foremost scholars in the field of classical Persian poetry.
📒Slave Of Desire ✍ Daniel E. Beaumont
✏Slave of Desire Book Summary : "Slave of Desire explores the stories in the anonymous medieval Arabic work The 1001 Nights. The tales that make up The 1001 Nights (also known as The Arabian Nights) are told by Shahrazad to King Shahriyar each night in order to ransom her life for one more day, and they have been recognized as classics of narrative art since their first appearance in European translation three centuries ago. The influence of the Nights since then has also been extensive; the stories of "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," "Aladdin," and "Sinbad" have been mined for numerous Hollywood B movies, and at the same time crop up along with other stories and characters as allusions and points of reference in the works of such authors as Proust, Joyce, and Borges." "Slave of Desire, through its analyses of various stories, reveals The 1001 Nights to be a very different sort of work, a sophisticated and subtle piece of literature that can provoke and disturb as much as it entertains and amuses. Daniel Beaumont, a scholar of medieval Arabic literature, draws upon the ideas of Freud, Jacques Lacan, and Slavoj Zizek to explore the meaning of such famous stories as the frame tale of Shahrazad and King Shahriyar, "The Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdad," "The Hunchback" and many others. He discusses the stories both in the context of medieval Islamic culture and in the wider context of world literature. A famous love story such as "Qamar al-Zaman" is considered both in terms of the medieval Islamic literature of love and Freudian notions; the story of Shahrazad and Shahriyar is probed by means of Kojeve's analysis of the master-slave relation; and the notion of "dream-work" is used to show how "The Merchant and the Jinni" reuses and transforms Biblical plots and characters for a medieval Muslim readership. By means of these and other wide-ranging comparisons with literary works both Arabic and Western, the author reveals surprising, and often amusing, aspects to the stories."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved