Books in category Literary Criticism – Middle Eastern

  • Gender Sex and the City

    Gender, Sex, and the City
    R. Vanita

    Ruth Vanita analyzes Rekhti, a type of Urdu poetry distinguished by a female speaker and a focus on women's lives, and shows how it becamea catalyst for the transformation of the ghazal.

  • God and Juggernaut

    God and Juggernaut
    Farzin Vahdat

    This book is an important addition to the growing body of work in Global Studies and Critical Theory as well as on contemporary Iran.

  • The Politics of Writing in Iran

    The Politics of Writing in Iran
    Kamran Talattof

    This study emphasizes the pattern of literary change in Iran, as it focuses on the relationship between the constructive elements of literary creativity, literary movement, ideology, and metaphorical language of modern Persian authors.

  • Arabic Grammar and Qur╩ ─ nic Exegesis in Early Islam

    Arabic Grammar and Qur╩╝─ünic Exegesis in Early Islam
    C. H. M. Versteegh

    In this volume the author examines the origins of Arabic linguistics on the basis of the earliest Qur nic commentaries (1st half of the 8th century A.D.).

  • Between Sea and Sahara

    Between Sea and Sahara
    Eug├Ęne Fromentin

    This is a compelling eyewitness account of the country and its people, questioning France's–and his own–presence there.

  • The Poetics of Islamic Legitimacy

    The Poetics of Islamic Legitimacy
    Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych

    In The Poetics of Islamic Legitimacy, Suzanne Stetkevych explores how this poetry relates to ceremony and political authority and how the classical Arabic ode encoded and promoted a myth and ideology of legitimate Arabo-Islamic rule.

  • Muslim Narratives and the Discourse of English

    Muslim Narratives and the Discourse of English
    Amin Malak

    Examines novels and short stories by Muslim authors who write in English.

  • Tawfiq Al Hakim

    Tawfiq Al-Hakim
    William M. Hutchins

    Presents a guide to the works of the Egyptian playwright, essayist, and novelist.

  • Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture

    Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture
    Basuli Deb

    This book offers a transnational feminist response to the gender politics of torture and terror from the viewpoint of populations of color who have come to be associated with acts of terror.

  • Nasir Khusraw the Ruby of Badakhshan

    Nasir Khusraw: the Ruby of Badakhshan
    Alice C. Hunsberger

    This is a comprehensive study of the life of Nasir-Khusraw, one of the foremost poets of the Persian language and a major Ismaili thinker and writer.

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