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Tablet & pen : literary landscapes from the modern Middle East : a Words without borders anthology

Author: Reza Aslan
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : 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: Middle Eastern literature
Literary collections
Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reza Aslan
ISBN: 9780393065855 0393065855 9780393340778 0393340775
OCLC Number: 709958339
Language Note: Translations from Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or Urdu.
Notes: "A Words without Borders anthology."
Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 657 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 --
1950-1980. I am Arab : 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 --
1980-2010. Ask me about the future : the globalization of Middle East literature, 1980-2010.
Other Titles: Tablet and pen :
Words without borders.
Responsibility: edited by Reza Aslan.

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A Words Without Borders Anthology "Remarkable . . . a triumph . . . connects us at the level of our humanity, no matter where we may be from."-Los Angeles Times  Read more...

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