Arabic Literature: An Overview (Culture and Civilization in by Pierre Cachia

By Pierre Cachia

Assuming no past wisdom of the topic, Arabic Literature - An Overview provides a rounded and balanced view of Arab literary creativity. 'High' literature is tested along well known people literature, and the classical and smooth sessions, frequently handled individually, are awarded jointly. Cachia's observations are usually not subordinated to any pre-formed literary thought, yet describe and illustrate the instructions taken, that allows you to current an total photograph of the sector of relevance to the scholar of literature in addition to to Arabists operating in similar fields.

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