An Introduction to Arabic Literature by Roger Allen

By Roger Allen

Roger Allen offers a complete introductory survey of literary texts in Arabic, from their unknown beginnings within the 5th century advert to the current. the amount specializes in the most important genres of Arabic literature, facing Islam's sacred textual content, the Qur'an, and a wealth of poetry, narrative prose, drama and feedback. Allen finds the continuities that hyperlink the inventive output of the current day to the illustrious literary history of the previous and contains an greatly wealthy physique of well known literature typified such a lot famously via The Arabian Nights. the amount is expert via Western serious techniques, yet inside of each one bankruptcy the emphasis is at the texts themselves, with huge quotations in English translation. Reference positive factors contain a chronology and a consultant to additional examining. A revised and abridged model of Allen's acclaimed research, The Arabic Literary historical past, this e-book offers a useful scholar creation to a massive non-Western literary tradition.

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