Reader in Modern Literary Arabic

Reader in Modern Literary Arabic

by Farhat Jacob Ziyadeh


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Reader in Modern Literary Arabic by Farhat Jacob Ziyadeh

Selected excerpts from the work of modern Arabic writers are presented, with a brief biographical essay on each author. Selections are accompanied by linguistic and cultural annotations, by exercises in grammar and vocabulary, and by Arabic sentences to he translated.

Originally published in 1964.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691624969
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Series: Princeton Legacy Library Series
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • CONTENTS, pg. v
  • INTRODUCTION, pg. ix
  • SELECTION I. Arabic Self-Taught, pg. 1
  • SELECTION II. Literature for the People, pg. 9
  • SELECTION III. Memoirs of Kh. Taqiyy al-Dīn, pg. 16
  • SELECTION IV. Advocates’ Chamber, pg. 24
  • SELECTION V. The Slavery of Women, pg. 34
  • SELECTION VI. Problems of Muslim Women, pg. 41
  • SELECTION VII. Our Generation and Yours, pg. 48
  • SELECTION VIII. The Widow and Her Son, pg. 54
  • SELECTION IX. A Day in New York, pg. 62
  • SELECTION X. How I Was a Demon, pg. 70
  • SELECTION XI. Egypt’s Treasure in the Heart, pg. 76
  • SELECTION XII. Iraq of the Future, pg. 82
  • SELECTION XIII. Garry Your Plow and Follow Me, pg. 94
  • SELECTION XIV. The 1919 Revolution, pg. 101
  • SELECTION XV. From Cairo to Malta to Paris, pg. 107
  • SELECTION XVI. Pharaohs and Arabs, pg. 114
  • SELECTION XVII. Arabism and Islamism, pg. 127
  • SELECTION XVIII. The Basic Solution, pg. 133
  • SELECTION XIX. Causes of the 1952 Revolution, pg. 139
  • SELECTION XX. The Koran at Dawn, pg. 146
  • SELECTION XXI. Ismā’īl and the Mosquitoes, pg. 157
  • SELECTION XXII. Holidays at Santrīs, pg. 164
  • SELECTION XXIII. The Sharecropper, pg. 170
  • SELECTION XXIV. St. George’s Day, pg. 177
  • SELECTION XXV. At al-Azhar, pg. 188
  • SELECTION XXVI. My City Quarter, pg. 194
  • SELECTION XXVII. Amīn al-Rayḥānī, pg. 201
  • SELECTION XXVIII. Our Family’s Name, pg. 207
  • SELECTION XXIX. Some Writers I Knew, pg. 219
  • SELECTION XXX. Chamber of Sorrows, pg. 225
  • SELECTION XXXI. The Suitcase, pg. 233
  • SELECTION XXXII. The Sought-after Lover, pg. 241
  • SELECTION XXXIII. Abū Baṭṭah, pg. 254
  • SELECTION XXXIV. Najiyyah Bint al-Fiqī, pg. 262
  • ABOUT THE AUTHORS, pg. 275

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