An Introduction to Arabic Literature

An Introduction to Arabic Literature

by Roger Allen, Roger Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521772303

ISBN-13: 9780521772303

Pub. Date: 08/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Roger Allen provides a comprehensive introductory survey of literary texts in Arabic, from their unknown beginnings in the fifth century AD to the present day, and from Islam's sacred text, the Qur'an, to popular literature including The Arabian Nights and a wealth of poetry, narrative prose, drama and criticism. With extensive quotations in English translation

Overview

Roger Allen provides a comprehensive introductory survey of literary texts in Arabic, from their unknown beginnings in the fifth century AD to the present day, and from Islam's sacred text, the Qur'an, to popular literature including The Arabian Nights and a wealth of poetry, narrative prose, drama and criticism. With extensive quotations in English translation, a chronology and a guide to further reading, this revised and abridged version of Allen's acclaimed study, The Arabic Literary Heritage (CUP 1998), provides an invaluable student introduction to a major non-Western literary tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521772303
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Note on translation, transliteration and further reading; Chronology; 1. An essay on precedents and principles; 2. The contexts of the literary tradition; 3. The Qur'an: sacred text and cultural yardstick; 4. Poetry; 5. Belletristic prose and narrative; 6. Drama; 7. The critical tradition; Guide to further reading; Index.

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