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Tablet & pen : literary landscapes from the modern Middle East

Author: Reza Aslan
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Spans a century of poems, short stories, novels, memoirs, and essays by Sait Faik Abasiyanik, Azra Abbas, Ghulam Abbas, Abu Salma, Adonis (Ali Ahmad Sa'id Asbar), Jalal Al-e Ahmad, Pegah Ahmadi, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Nazik al-Malāʼikah, Mozaffar al-Nawwab, Melih Cevdet Anday, ʻArrār (Mustafa Wahbi al-Tal), Manouchehr Atashi, Reza Baraheni, Faraj Bayraqdar, Simin Behbahani, Alireza Behnam, Sadeq Chubak, Ismat Chughtai,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reza Aslan
ISBN: 9780393065855 0393065855 0393340775 9780393340778
OCLC Number: 601100800
Language Note: Translations from Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or Urdu.
Notes: "A Words without borders anthology."
Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 657 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. 1910-1950. The language of invention: the renaissance of Arabic literature, 1910-1920 ; My country: the nationalization of Turkish literature, 1920-1930 ; Once upon a time: politics and piety in Persian literature, 1930-1940 ; Rise up! Pakistan and the independence of Urdu literature, 1940-1950 --
pt. 2. 1950-1980. I am Arab: Arabic literature at midcentury ; Strangers in a strange land: Turkish literature after Atatürk ; Those days: Persian literature between two revolutions ; Between the dusk and dawn of history: Urdu literature after partition --
pt. 3. 1980-2010. Ask me about the future: the globalization of Middle East literature, 1980-2010 --
Author biographies.
Other Titles: Tablet and pen
Words without borders.
Responsibility: edited by Reza Aslan.

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This volume celebrates the magnificent achievement of 20th-century Middle Eastern literature that has been neglected in the English-speaking world.  Read more...

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"It's a physically beautiful book which is also compulsively readable...a treasure house; a worthwhile attempt at canonising 20th-century central-Islamicate writing." Robin Rassin-Kassab, Financial Read more...

 
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