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Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East (Words Without Borders)

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The countries that stretch along the broad horizons of the Middle East--from Morocco to Iran, from Turkey to Pakistan--boast different cultures, different languages, and different religions. Yet the literary landscape of this dynamic part of the world has been bound together not by borders and nationalities, but by a common experience of Western imperialism. Keenly aware of the collected scars left by a legacy of colonial rule, the acclaimed writer Reza Aslan, with a team of four regional editors and seventy-seven translators, cogently demonstrates with Tablet and Pen how literature can, in fact, be used to form identity and serve as an extraordinary chronicle of the disrupted histories of the region. Acting with Words Without Borders, which fosters international exchange through translation and publication of the world's finest literature, Aslan has purposefully situated this volume in the twentieth century, beyond the familiar confines of the Ottoman past, believing that the writers who have emerged in the last hundred years have not received their full due. This monumental collection, therefore, of nearly two hundred pieces, including short stories, novels, memoirs, essays and works of drama--many of them presented in English for the first time--features translated works from Arabic, Persian, Urdu, and Turkish. Organized chronologically, the volume spans a century of literature--from the famed Arab poet Khalil Gibran to the Nobel laureates Naguib Mahfouz and Orhan Pamuk, from the great Syrian-Lebanese poet Adonis to the grand dame of Urdu fiction, Ismat Chughtai--connected by the extraordinarily rich tradition of resplendent cultures that have been all too often ignored by the Western canon. By shifting America's perception of the Middle Eastern world away from religion and politics, Tablet and Pen evokes the splendors of a region through the voices of its writers and poets, whose literature tells an urgent and liberating story. With a wealth of contextual information that places the writing within the historical, political, and cultural breadth of the region, is transcendent, a book to be devoured as a single sustained narrative, from the first page to the last. Creating a vital bridge between two estranged cultures, "this is that rare anthology: cohesive, affecting, and informing" (). Includes the writings of Kahlil Gibran, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Nâzim Hikmet, Ismat Chughtai, Muhammad Iqbal, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Forugh Farrokhzad, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar, Yaşar Kemal, Ghassan Kanafani, Mahmoud Darwish, Adonis, Ahmad Shamloo, Naguib Mahfouz, Orhan Pamuk, and more.

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"Remarkable . . . a triumph . . . connects us at the level of our humanity, no matter where we may be from."--

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This groundbreaking work spans a century of literature by the region's best writers-from the famed Arab poet Khalil Gibran to the Turkish Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk-bound together not by borders and nationalities but by a common experience of colonial domination and Western imperialism. Best-selling author Reza Aslan has assembled an extraordinary collection of short stories, memoirs, essays, and poems that celebrates the magnificent achievement of twentieth-century Middle Eastern literature. Creating a vital bridge between two estranged cultures, this is that rare anthology: cohesive, affecting, and informing (Publishers Weekly).

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A landmark literary event, this groundbreaking work spans a century of literature by the region's best writers--from the famed Arab poet Khalil Gibran to the Turkish Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk--all of them bound together not by borders and nationalities but by a common experience of colonial domination and western imperialism. As best-selling author Reza Aslan writes, the mesmerizing prose of the Middle East-Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu-has been virtually excluded from the canon available to English readers. Under the umbrella of Words Without Borders, Aslan has assembled this extraordinary collection of short stories, memoirs, essays, and poems, featuring both contemporary and historical works, with many of the selections newly appearing in English. Featuring literature from countries as diverse as Morocco and Iran, Turkey and Pakistan, Tablet & Pen is a long-awaited work that is to be devoured as a single sustained narrative from the first page to the last.

About the Author

Reza Aslan lives in Los Angeles and teaches creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. His books include the bestseller No god but God and How to Win a Cosmic War. He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393340778
Subtitle:
Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East
Author:
Aslan, Reza
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Series:
Words Without Borders
Publication Date:
20111121
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
657
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Remarkable . . . a triumph . . . connects us at the level of our humanity, no matter where we may be from."--
"Synopsis" by , This groundbreaking work spans a century of literature by the region's best writers-from the famed Arab poet Khalil Gibran to the Turkish Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk-bound together not by borders and nationalities but by a common experience of colonial domination and Western imperialism. Best-selling author Reza Aslan has assembled an extraordinary collection of short stories, memoirs, essays, and poems that celebrates the magnificent achievement of twentieth-century Middle Eastern literature. Creating a vital bridge between two estranged cultures, this is that rare anthology: cohesive, affecting, and informing (Publishers Weekly).
"Synopsis" by , A landmark literary event, this groundbreaking work spans a century of literature by the region's best writers--from the famed Arab poet Khalil Gibran to the Turkish Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk--all of them bound together not by borders and nationalities but by a common experience of colonial domination and western imperialism. As best-selling author Reza Aslan writes, the mesmerizing prose of the Middle East-Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu-has been virtually excluded from the canon available to English readers. Under the umbrella of Words Without Borders, Aslan has assembled this extraordinary collection of short stories, memoirs, essays, and poems, featuring both contemporary and historical works, with many of the selections newly appearing in English. Featuring literature from countries as diverse as Morocco and Iran, Turkey and Pakistan, Tablet & Pen is a long-awaited work that is to be devoured as a single sustained narrative from the first page to the last.
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