The Resource An introduction to Arabic literature, Roger Allen

An introduction to Arabic literature, Roger Allen

Label
An introduction to Arabic literature
Title
An introduction to Arabic literature
Statement of responsibility
Roger Allen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Roger Allen provides a comprehensive introductory survey of literary texts in Arabic, from their unknown beginnings in the fifth century AD to the present day. The volume focuses on the major genres of Arabic literature, dealing with Islam's sacred text, the Qur'an, and a wealth of poetry, narrative prose, drama and criticism. Allen reveals the continuities that link the creative output of the present day to the illustrious literary heritage of the past and incorporates an enormously rich body of popular literature typified most famously by The Arabian Nights. The volume is informed by Western critical approaches, but within each chapter the emphasis is on the texts themselves, with extensive quotations in English translation. Reference features include a chronology and a guide to further reading. A revised and abridged version of Allen's acclaimed study, The Arabic Literary Heritage, this book provides an invaluable student introduction to a major non-Western literary tradition." http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam0210/99053418.html
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
892.709
Index
index present
LC call number
PJ7510
LC item number
.A43 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
An introduction to Arabic literature, Roger Allen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-248) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Belletristic prose and narrative
  • 6.
  • Drama
  • 7.
  • The critical tradition
  • 1.
  • An essay on precedents and principles
  • 2.
  • The contexts of the literary tradition
  • 3.
  • The Quran̓̄ : sacred text and cultural yardstick
  • 4.
  • Poetry
Control code
ocm52568395
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511800757
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21989539
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52568395
  • acaebk0511010745

Library Locations

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