A brief introduction to modern Arabic literature
This short book offers a unique overview of modern Arabic literature, focusing on developments over the last fifty years and providing a guide to the literary landscape, indicating the major landmarks in the shape of authors, ideas, and debates. This is the second of two titles published to launch a new series offering insight into Arabic advances in science and culture. Aimed at the general reader, the titles are illustrated and contain glossaries, indices, and suggestions for further reading. David Tresilianhas taught at Columbia University and the American University in Cairo. He has been at the American University of Paris since 1999.
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The Novel and the New Poetry
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