Modern Arabic Literature
From the early nineteenth century through World War I, the Western genres of poetry, the novel, short story, and drama reached various parts of the Arabic-speaking world. Starkey discusses the resultant evolution of Arabic literature in separate sections on poetry, prose writing, and the theatre in Egypt, the Levant, Iraq, and northern Africa, from early contact through the emergence of women's literary voices in the 1960s to contemporary writers.
Arabic terms are presented in transcription, and an extensive bibliography provides suggestions for further reading. Modern Arabic Literature is the perfect introduction for readers interested in the contemporary Middle East or in comparative, colonial, world, or modern literature.
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"A well organized, clearly written and argued survey of Arabic's modern literary tradition. Starkey's coverage of each genre and stage of development is excellent. His extensive knowledge and scholarship in the field is evident."—Roger Allen, professor of Arabic language and literature, The University of Pennsylvania
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