Desert Songs of the Night: 1500 Years of Arabic Literature by Suheil Bushrui,James Malarkey

By Suheil Bushrui,James Malarkey

a different and outstanding assortment, wilderness Songs of the evening provides a few of the best poetry and prose by means of Arab writers, from the Arab East to Andalusia, during the last 1,500 years. From the paranormal imagery of the Qur'an and the vibrant tales of The Thousand and One Nights, to the strong verses of longing of Mahmoud Darwish and Nazik al-Mala'ika, this pleasing assortment comprises translated excerpts of works through the key authors of the interval, in addition to by way of lesser identified writers of equivalent value. desolate tract Songs of the evening showcases the colourful and unique literary history of the Arabs. superbly produced, this is often the precise booklet for enthusiasts of worldwide literature and in case you search an acquaintance with gem stones of Arab idea and expression. 'Desert Songs of the evening is an excellent advent to 15 centuries of a literature nonetheless principally unknown within the West, with out which a lot of our civilizations should not have constructed as they've got, from the rediscovery of Aristotle by means of Arab commentators to the lyric poetry of Europe, from the paranormal international of the Arabian Nights to the fashionable innovative poets of Palestine. totally crucial analyzing for our times.' Alberto Manguel 'At a time whilst the realm is obsessing approximately violence and bloodletting within the Arab global, this extraordinary anthology, which spans 1,500 years of Arab literary genius, is a stark reminder of the untold tale we maintain lacking concerning the region.' Hanan al-Shaykh

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