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The Arabic Literary Heritage: The Development of its Genres and Criticism

The Arabic Literary Heritage: The Development of its Genres and Criticism

by Roger Allen, Roger M. Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521480663

ISBN-13: 9780521480666

Pub. Date: 08/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Arabic Literary Heritage describes a cultural tradition of literary texts in Arabic, from the fifth century A.D. to the present day. After preliminary chapters on principles and contexts, there are chapters devoted to the Qu'ran as literature, poetry, belles-lettrist prose, drama, and criticism. The volume as a whole, which contains extensive quotations in English

Overview

The Arabic Literary Heritage describes a cultural tradition of literary texts in Arabic, from the fifth century A.D. to the present day. After preliminary chapters on principles and contexts, there are chapters devoted to the Qu'ran as literature, poetry, belles-lettrist prose, drama, and criticism. The volume as a whole, which contains extensive quotations in English translation, a chronology and a guide to further reading, makes a major non-Western literary tradition newly accessible to students and scholars of the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521480666
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Chronology; 1. An essay on precedents and principles; 2. The contexts of the literary tradition; 3. The Qu'ran: sacred text and cultural yardstick; 4. Poetry; 5. belletristic prose and narrative; 6. Drama; 7. The critical tradition; Guide to further reading.

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