Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East (Paperback)
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Short Description for Tablet and Pen This volume celebrates the magnificent achievement of 20th-century Middle Eastern literature that has been neglected in the English-speaking world.
- Published: 20 January 2012
- Format: Paperback 658 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780393340778 ISBN 10: 0393340775
- Sales rank: 168,525
Full description for Tablet and Pen
A landmark literary event, this groundbreaking work spans a century of literature by the region's best writers - from the famed Arab poet Khalil Gibran to the Turkish Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk - all of them bound together, not by borders and nationalities, but by a common experience of colonial domination and western imperialism. As best-selling author Reza Aslan writes, the mesmerising prose of the Middle East - Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Urdu - has been virtually excluded from the canon available to English readers. Under the umbrella of Words Without Borders, Aslan has assembled this extraordinary collection of short stories, memoirs, essays and poems, featuring both contemporary and historical works, with many of the selections newly appearing in English.