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              Books by Michael Cooperson

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              The Time-Travels of the Man Who Sold Pickles and Sweets: A Novel
                

              The Time-Travels of the Man Who Sold Pickles and Sweets: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Shalaby, Khairy; Translated by Cooperson, Michael

              The misadventures of a modern time traveler through Egypt's recent and medieval past

              ISBN 9789774167928
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Al-Ma'mun
                

              Al-Ma'mun (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Cooperson, Michael

              Treats Al-Ma'mum (786-833) as the product of his age, which was a formative period in the development of Islamic law and theology. This biography presents him in his many facets: rebel, rationalist, scientist, poet, politician, warrior, inquisitor, and self-proclaimed defender of... the faith.
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              ISBN 9781851683864
              Publisher Oneworld Publications
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Makers of the Muslim World
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              The Author and His Doubles: Essays on Classical Arabic Culture
               

              The Author and His Doubles: Essays on Classical Arabic Culture (Hardback)

              By Kilito, Abdelfattah; Introduction by Allen, Roger; Translated by Cooperson, Michael

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              In this text Kilito argues that genre - not authorship - is at the heart of classic Arabic literature. He examines love poetry and panegyric, the Prophet's Hadith and the literary anecdote, as well as such themes as memorization, plagiarism and forgery and the dream visions of th...e dead.
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              ISBN 9780815629368
              Publisher Inbooks
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Middle East Literature in Translation
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              The Author and His Doubles: Essays on Classical Arabic Culture
                

              The Author and His Doubles: Essays on Classical Arabic Culture (Paperback, New title)

              By Kilito, Abdelfattah; Introduction by Allen, Roger; Translated by Cooperson, Michael

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              In this text Kilito argues that genre - not authorship - is at the heart of classic Arabic literature. He examines love poetry and panegyric, the Prophet's Hadith and the literary anecdote, as well as such themes as memorization, plagiarism and forgery and the dream visions of th...e dead.
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              ISBN 9780815629313
              Publisher Inbooks
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Middle East Literature in Translation
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              Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal: Volume One

              Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal: Volume One (Hardback)

              By Al-Jawzi, Ibn; Edited and translated by Cooperson, Michael

              Authoritative and reliable editions of the Arabic and modern, lucid English translations introducing treasures of the Arabic literary heritage

              ISBN 9780814771662
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2013
              Publisher New York University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Library of Arabic Literature
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              Classical Arabic Biography: The Heirs of the Prophets in the Age of al-Ma'mun
               

              Classical Arabic Biography: The Heirs of the Prophets in the Age of al-Ma'mun (Hardback)

              By Cooperson, Michael

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              This study explores the origins and development of classical Arabic biography.

              ISBN 9780521661997
              Released NZ 24 Jul 2000
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
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              Series Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
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              Impostures
               

              Impostures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Al-Hariri; Translated by Cooperson, Michael; Foreword by Kilito, Abdelfattah

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              One of the Wall Street Journal's Top 10 Books of the Year Winner, 2020 Sheikh Zayed Book Award, Translation Category Finalist, 2021 PROSE Award, Literature Category Fifty rogue's tales translated fifty ways An itinerant con man. A gullible eyewitness narrator. Voices spanning con...tinents and centuries. These elements come together in Impostures, a groundbreaking new translation of a celebrated work of Arabic literature. Impostures follows the roguish Abu Zayd al-Saruji in his adventures around the medieval Middle East-we encounter him impersonating a preacher, pretending to be blind, and lying to a judge. In every escapade he shows himself to be a brilliant and persuasive wordsmith, composing poetry, palindromes, and riddles on the spot. Award-winning translator Michael Cooperson transforms Arabic wordplay into English wordplay of his own, using fifty different registers of English, from the distinctive literary styles of authors such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Mark Twain, and Virginia Woolf, to global varieties of English including Cockney rhyming slang, Nigerian English, and Singaporean English. Featuring picaresque adventures and linguistic acrobatics, Impostures brings the spirit of this masterpiece of Arabic literature into English in a dazzling display of translation. An English-only edition.
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              ISBN 9781479810567
              Released NZ 7 Sep 2021
              Publisher New York University Press
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              Series Library of Arabic Literature
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              Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal: Volume Two
               

              Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal: Volume Two (Hardback)

              By Al-Jawzi, Ibn; Edited and translated by Cooperson, Michael

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              Authoritative and reliable editions of the Arabic and modern, lucid English translations introducing treasures of the Arabic literary heritage

              ISBN 9780814738948
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2013
              Publisher New York University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Library of Arabic Literature
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              The Life of Ibn Hanbal

              The Life of Ibn Hanbal (Trade Paperback / Paperback, abridged edition)

              By Al-Jawzi, Ibn; Translated by Cooperson, Michael; Foreword by Fowden, Garth

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              Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d. 241 H/855 AD), renowned for his profound knowledge of hadiths the reports of the Prophet s sayings and deeds is a major figure in the history of Islam. He was famous for living according to his own strict interpretation of the Prophetic model and for denying ...himself the most basic comforts, even though his family was prominent and his city, Baghdad, was then one of the wealthiest in the world. Ibn Hanbal s piety and austerity made him a folk hero, especially after he resisted the attempts of two caliphs to force him to accept rationalist doctrine. His subsequent imprisonment and flogging is one of the most dramatic episodes of medieval Islamic history, and his principled resistance influenced the course of Islamic law, the rise of Sunnism, and the legislative authority of the caliphate. The Life of Ibn Hanbal is a translation of the biography of Ibn Hanbal by the Baghdad preacher, scholar, and storyteller Ibn al-Jawzi (d. 597 H/1200 AD), newly abridged for a paperback readership by translator Michael Cooperson. Set against the background of fierce debates over the role of reason and the basis of legitimate government, it tells the formidable life tale of one of the most influential Muslims in history.
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              ISBN 9781479805303
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2016
              Publisher New York University Press
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              Series Library of Arabic Literature
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              Maqamat Abi Zayd al-Saruji

              Maqamat Abi Zayd al-Saruji (Hardback)

              By Al-Hariri; Edited by Cooperson, Michael; Foreword by Kilito, Abdelfattah

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              Maqamat Abi Zayd al-Saruji is a scholarly, Arabic-only edition of the celebrated work by al-Hariri, which is also available in English translation from the Library of Arabic Literature as Impostures. This work consists of fifty stories about the adventures of the itinerant con ma...n and master of persuasion Abu Zayd al-Saruji, as told by the equally itinerant and often clueless narrator al-Harith ibn Hammam. Al-Hariri was a virtuoso writer of the rhymed prose narrative genre known as the maqamah, which would continue as a popular literary form into the twentieth century.
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              ISBN 9781479800896
              Released NZ 15 May 2020
              Publisher New York University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Library of Arabic Literature
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