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              A Millennium of Turkish Literature: A Concise History
               

              A Millennium of Turkish Literature: A Concise History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Halman, Talat S.; Edited by Warner, Jayne L.

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              From Orhon inscriptions to Orhan Pamuk, the story of Turkish literature from the eighth century A.D. to the present day is rich and complex, full of firm traditions and daring transformations. Spanning a geographic range from Outer Mongolia and the environs of China through Inner... Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa, the Balkans and Europe all the way to North America, the history of Turkish literature encompasses an amalgam of cultural and literary orientations that embraced such traditions and influences as Chinese, Indian, Turkic, Mongolian, Uyghur, Russian, Arabo-Persian, Islamic, Sufi, Judaeo-Christian, Greek, Mesopotamian, Roman, Byzantine, European, Scandinavian, North American, and Latin American. Always receptive to the nurturing values, aesthetic tastes, and literary penchants from diverse civilizations, Turkish culture succeeded in evolving a sui generis personality. It clung onto its own established traits; yet, it was flexible enough to welcome innovations-or even revolutionary change. A Millennium of Turkish Literature tells the story of how literature evolved and grew in stature on the Turkish mainland in the course of a thousand years. The book features numerous poems and extracts, most in fluid translations by Talat S. Halman. This volume provides a concise, but captivating, introduction to Turkish literature and, with selections from its extensive ""Further Reading"" section, serves as an invaluable guide to Turkish literature for course adoption.
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              ISBN 9780815609582
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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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              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
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              Fugitive Light: A Novel
               

              Fugitive Light: A Novel (Hardback, New title)

              By Berrada, Muhamed; Translated by Boullata, Issa J.

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              Al Ayshuni, a middle-aged painter, has fallen in love with a younger woman, the alluring Ghaylana. But fate intervenes when she leaves him for new adventures in Spain. Now, Al Ayshuni befriends Ghaylana's impressionable daughter and fights to recapture the fugitive light of his y...outh.
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              ISBN 9780815607496
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              Thieves in Retirement: A Novel
               

              Thieves in Retirement: A Novel (Hardback)

              By Golayyel, Hamdi; Translated by Booth, Marilyn

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              Offers a portrait of a marginalized Egyptian community, bringing to life the absurd and tragic characters who occupy the margins of society while paying tribute to a historical Cairene neighborhood. This novel reveals a social climate where ruthlessness and goodness seem almost i...ndistinguishable and humanity is on display in all its rich variety.
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              Blood Test: A Novel
               

              Blood Test: A Novel (Paperback)

              By Beydoun, Abbas; Translated by Weiss, Max

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              A novel that recounts the efforts of a young man to explore his own history and identity through his encounters with the family and friends who surround him.

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              Nightingales and Pleasure Gardens: Turkish Love Poems
               

              Nightingales and Pleasure Gardens: Turkish Love Poems (Paperback, New title)

              By Halman, Talat; Edited by Warner, Jayne L.

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              The earliest Turkish verses, dating from the sixth century A.D., were love lyrics. Since then love has dominated the Turks' poetic modes and moods - pre-Islamic, Ottoman classic, folk, modern. In style, form and sensibility, this collection offers a broad spectrum.

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              Tree of Pearls, Queen of Egypt
                

              Tree of Pearls, Queen of Egypt (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Zaydan, Jurji; Translated by Selim, Samah

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              In this title, Zaydan charts the fall of the Ayyubid Dynasty and the rise of the Mamluke Dynasty through the adventures of Tree of Pearls and Rukn al-Din Baybars, a young Mamluke commander who eventually triumphs as the ruler of Egypt.

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              Zanouba: A Novel
               

              Zanouba: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kouloub, Out El; Translated by Atiya, Nayra

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              Set in late 19th and 20th-century Egypt, this novel offers a window on the everyday lives of cloistered women and the way they interact with each other and with male relatives, spouses and other men.

              ISBN 9780815604082
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              A Muslim Suicide
               

              A Muslim Suicide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Himmich, Bensalem; Translated by Allen, Roger

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              The Muslim Suicide focuses on the life of an actual historical character, Ibn Sabin (1217-69), who, born in the town of Murcia in Andalus (Arab Spain), ended his life while on pilgrimage to Mecca.

              ISBN 9780815609667
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