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Introduction to Arabic Literature

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ISBN-10: 0521776570

ISBN-13: 9780521776578

Edition: 2000

Authors: Roger Allen

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This introductory survey of literary texts in Arabic, ranges from their unknown beginnings in the 5th century to the present. It emphasises major genres of Arabic literature - the Qur'an, and a range of poetry, narrative prose, drama and criticism.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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