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Anthology of Arabic Literature, Culture, and Thought from Pre-Islamic Times to the Present

 
 
 
 
Anthology of Arabic Literature, Culture, and Thought from Pre-Islamic Times to the Present
Author: Bassam K. Frangieh
ISBN 13: 9780300104936
ISBN 10: 300104936
Edition: Har/Com
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2004-09-10
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 600
List Price: $78.00
 
 

This book--the first comprehensive reader of Arabic literature from pre-Islamic times to the present--is an essential work for advanced students of the Arabic language. Presenting seventy works by seventy authors, it includes pre-Islamic poetry and prose; selections from the Qur'an; the Prophet Muhammad's last sermon; writings from the "Golden Age of the Arabs" in philosophy, mysticism, prose, and poetry; works from the neoclassical, modernist, and metaphorical schools; literature of the Arabs in Andalus, Spain; and discussions of cultural, literary, critical, and political movements of the present day. Each selection is followed by a vocabulary list, a list of idioms and notes, and a set of questions about the text.The book not only introduces students to the entire sweep of Arabic intellectual, political, and cultural thought but also gives examples of how this thought is expressed, offering important insights into the Arab mind.