By (author) Pierre Cachia
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Arabic Literature by Pierre Cachia
Book DescriptionAssuming no previous knowledge of the subject, Arabic Literature - An Overview gives a rounded and balanced view of Arab literary creativity. 'High' literature is examined alongside popular folk literature, and the classical and modern periods, usually treated separately, are presented together. Cachia's observations are not subordinated to any pre-formed literary theory, but describe and illustrate the directions taken, in order to present an overall picture of the field of relevance to the student of literature as well as to Arabists working in related fields.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780700717255
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pierre Cachia
Exploring Arab Folk Literature, Hardback (September 2011)
The character and range of Arab folk literature are investigated by Pierre Cachia in this collection of his pioneering essays in the field.
Landlocked Islands, Paperback (January 2000)
This text presents the double memoir of a boy and his mother in the first four decades of the 20th century, revealing in the process the life of middle- and lower- class foreign groups and their relationships with Egyptians.
History of Islamic Spain, Paperback (July 1996)
This comprehensive introduction to the history of Islamic Spain takes thereader through the events, people and movements from 711 to 1492.
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A study of Arabic folk literature, including transcribed and translated texts ranging from erotic tales to accounts of contemporary deeds of violence, through which the author aims to give an insight into Arab culture, society and linguistics.
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Author Biography - Pierre Cachia
Pierre Cachia was born in Egypt in 1921, of a Maltese father and a Russian mother. After war service with the 8th Army, he taught at the American University of Cairo (1946-48), at the University of Edinburgh (1950-76), and at Columbia University (1975-91). He has written widely on Arabic literature.
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