3: Periodicals, Literature, Grammar, Language, Catalogues and General Works
Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (1475-1900) is the first full-text searchable digital library of early printed books in Arabic script. Covering religious literature, law, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, medicine, geography, travel, history, chronicles, and literature, and including European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of European books, it exemplifies the long exchange of ideas and learning between Europe and the Arabic-speaking world.
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
Book — 1 online resource (viii, 105 pages) Digital: data file.
This is a manual of literary translation and as such will be invaluable to students of linguistics, translation, literary theory and cultural studies. Translation plays an important role in increasing understanding among diverse cultures and nations. Literary translations in particular help different cultures reach a compromise. Beginning with the relationship between pragmatics and translation, the book introduces the major areas of linguistic pragmatics - speech acts, presupposition, implicature, deixis and politeness and how they can be applied in the field of translation. It balances theory and application through the examples of Arabic/English translation using a wide range of texts from The Cairo Trilogy by the Noble Literature laureate Naguib Mahfouz. Mahfouz's trilogy has certainly lost much of its meaning in Hutchin et al.'s translation into English. Their translation fails to assess the effectiveness of the source text and to preserve its implied meaning. All these problematic renderings have contributed to the distortion or loss of meaning. The major concern of the study is to examine the pragmatic meanings involved in a literary translation. The attention given to pragmatic facts and principles in the course of translation can enhance the understanding of the text and improve the quality of translation. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Written in stone : the Andalusī rithāʼ al-mudun in the Arabic elegiac tradition
Weeping over the poetic past : poetry into prose in al-Saraqusṭī's Qayrawan maqāma
Al-Andalus and Sefarad in the Hebrew qaṣīda
The view from al-Andalus : looking east, west, and south for Andalusī identity
A final look back
Appendix: Select Arabic and Hebrew texts.
Looking Back at al-Andalus focuses on Arabic and Hebrew Literature that expresses the loss of al-Andalus from multiple vantage points. In doing so, this book examines the definition of al-Andalus' literary borders, the reconstruction of which navigates between traditional generic formulations and actual political, military and cultural challenges. By looking at a variety of genres, the book shows that literature aiming to recall and define al-Andalus expresses a series of symbolic literary objects more than a geographic and political entity fixed in a single time and place. Looking Back at al-Andalus offers a unique examination into the role of memory, language, and subjectivity in presenting a series of interpretations of what al-Andalus represented to different writers at different historical-cultural moments. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xxxiii, 468 pages). Digital: data file.
Foreword (By Tarif Khalidi); Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction (By Sebastian Günther); Chapter One Context Equivalence: A Hitherto Insufficiently Studied Use of the Quran in Political Speeches from the Early Period of Islam (By Stephan Dähne); Chapter Two Classical Heritage and New Literary Forms: Literary Activities of Christians during the Umayyad Period (By Ute Pietruschka); Chapter Three Refuting the Charge of Tahrif: Abu Ra'ita (d. ca. 835) and his "First Risala on the Holy Trinity" (By Sandra Toenies Keating).
This volume deals with the genesis of selected classical Arabic texts as the products of different milieus, and the implications which these texts had for Islamic societies in medieval times. It explores the concepts and images which Muslim scholars from the 8th to the 14th century presented in their writings and, in particular, ponders the ways in which these authors used specific methods of portrayal-either overtly or more subtly-to advance their ideas. The fresh theoretical and methodological approaches applied in this book facilitate the understanding of how medieval Muslim writers expressed their views and, more importantly, why they expressed them in the way they did. This helps disclose, for example, how the images of historically or religiously significant figures in Arabic-Islamic culture have been developed and shaped in the process of their "literarization.". (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xv, 414 pages) : illustrations Digital: data file.
Machine generated contents note: Professor Issa J. Boullata: A Profile of an Intellectual Exile / Kamal Abdel-Malek
Literary Creativity and the Cultural Heritage: The atlal in Modern Arabic Fiction / Hilary Kilpatrick
Love, Death, and the Ghost of al-Khansa': The Modern Female Poetic Voice in Fadwa Tuqan's Elegies for Her Brother Ibrahim / Terri DeYoung
"The December Flower, " a poem by Fadwa Tuqan. Translated from the Arabic / Kamal Abdel-Malek
Sindbad the Sailor and the Early Arabic Novel / Roger Allen
"The Infiltrators, " a short story by Hanna Ibrahim. Translated from the Arabic / Kamal Abdel-Malek
Literary Creativity and Social Change: What has Happened to the Arab Psyche Since the Sixties? A Study in a few Literary Masks / Mona Takieddine Amyuni
Going Beyond Socialist Realism, Getting Nowhere: Luwis 'Awad's Cross-cultural Encounter with the Other / Adbul-Nabi Isstaif
"Only Women and Writing Can Save Us from Death": Erotic Empowering in the Poetry of Nizar Qabbani (d. 1998) / Amila Buturovic
Creativity in the Novels of Emile Habiby, with Special Reference to Sa'id the Pessoptimist / Peter Heath
Feminism in Revolution: The Case of Sahar Khalifa / Aida A. Bamia
History, Religion, and the Construction of Subjectivity in Elias Khoury's Rihlat Ghandi al-Saghir / Sabah Ghandour
Living in Truth / Miriam Cooke
Modern Arabic Poetry: Vision and Reality / Bassam K. Frangieh
Al-Balda al-Ukhra: A Meta-Text Un-Veiled / Mona N. Mikhail
Dr. Ramzi and Mr. Sharaf: Sun'allah Ibrahim and the Duplicity of the Literary Field / Samia Mehrez
Visual Thinking and the Arab Semantic Memory / Kamal Boullata
Explorations in Exile and Creativity: The Case of Arab-American Writers / Halim Barakat
Gibran and the American Literary Canon: the Problem of The Prophet / Irfan Shahid.
The collection of essays contained in this volume is written by a group of prominent scholars of Arabic literature. They explore various manifestations of traditional as well as modern and postmodern themes and techniques in Arabic literature. This is the first time the tripartite concepts of tradition, modernity, and postmodernity in Arabic literary works are explored and analyzed in one volume. It illustrates very clearly the fact that Arabic literature has kept abreast not only of the primarily modern literary movements in the West - that is amply illustrated by many studies to date - but also of the "postmodern condition". Scholars in the fields of Arabic literature, Islamic Studies, Comparative Literature, postmodern studies, among others, will find this collection of essays of great interest. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
"This is an electronic archive of books published 1820-1914 from Egypt, Syria and the Islamic World. With over 3,000 titles, this collection covers humanistic, intellectual and scientific fields. Subject categories include philosophy and theology, literature, arts, history and politics, including writings from Mahmoud Abdo, Gamal El Din El Afgahany and Rashid Reda."