An Introduction To Arabic Literature by Roger AllenAn Introduction To Arabic Literature by Roger Allen

An Introduction To Arabic Literature

byRoger Allen

Paperback | July 31, 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, and from Islam's sacred text, the Qur'an, to popular literature including The Arabian Nights and a wealth of poetry, narrative prose, drama and criticism. With extensive quotations in English translation, a chronology and a guide to further reading, this revised and abridged version of Allen's acclaimed study, The Arabic Literary Heritage (CUP 1998), provides an invaluable student introduction to a major non-Western literary tradition.
Title:An Introduction To Arabic LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:July 31, 2000Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521776570

ISBN - 13:9780521776578


Table of Contents

Preface; Note on translation, transliteration and further reading; Chronology; 1. An essay on precedents and principles; 2. The contexts of the literary tradition; 3. The Qur'an: sacred text and cultural yardstick; 4. Poetry; 5. Belletristic prose and narrative; 6. Drama; 7. The critical tradition; Guide to further reading; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"an admirable treatment of the subject, an up-to-date command of the scholarly research, and innovative insights into the material....a gem of a book indeed." World Literature Today