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An introduction to Arabic literature

Author: Roger Allen
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
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"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. The volume focuses on the major genres of Arabic literature, dealing with Islam's sacred text, the Qur'an, and a wealth of poetry, narrative prose, drama and criticism. Allen reveals the continuities that link the creative output of the present day to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Allen, Roger M.A.
Introduction to Arabic literature.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
(DLC) 99053418
(OCoLC)42708194
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Allen
ISBN: 0511010745 9780511010743 0521776570 9780521776578 0521772303 9780521772303 9780511800757 0511800754
OCLC Number: 52568395
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 263 pages)
Contents: 1. An essay on precedents and principles --
2. The contexts of the literary tradition --
3. The Qura̓̄n : sacred text and cultural yardstick --
4. Poetry --
5. Belletristic prose and narrative --
6. Drama --
7. The critical tradition.
Responsibility: Roger Allen.
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