Synopses & Reviews
The breadth of Arabic literature produced by Arab writers from pre-Islamic times to the contemporary period reveals a world of thought and feeling largely unseen and unheard in the English-speaking world. In this wide-ranging and unique anthology, works by Christian, Jewish, and Muslim authors show the genius of Arab civilization through the prism of literature.
Through odes (or Muallaqat); selections from the Quran; samples of Hadith and the poetry of rivalry, love, adventure, and mystic transcendence; and prose conveying scientific innovation, philosophical inquiry, theological disputation, and historical analysis, this extraordinary collection provides an authoritative overview of Arabic literature.
A landmark anthology of the finest literature produced by Arab writers, published in two volumes, from the past 1,500 years.
A landmark anthology of Arabic literature, covering the past 1,500 years from the Pre-Islamic through to contemporary work.
About the Author
Suheil Bushrui: Suheil Bushrui is a distinguished author, poet, critic and translator, particularly revered as an authority on the works of W.B. Yeats, whose work he translated into Arabic, and Kahlil Gibran. He is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland. Previous books include 'The Spiritual Heritage of the Human Race: An Introduction to the Worlds Religions' and 'The Wisdom of the Arabs'.
James M. Malarkey: James M. Malarkey, a specialist in the Middle East and North Africa, is the Chair of Humanities and General Education at Antioch University Midwest.