34 books
On Literature arabic[6] english[12] french[15]
Love and Sexuality in Modern Arab Literature
Edited by Roger Allen, Hilary Kilpatrick
Ed de Moor; Saqi Books 1995
Treatment of writings (late 19th century-late 1980s) by modern Arab poets and novelists (Tawfiq al-Hakm, Jabra Ibrahm Jabra, Aduns, Layla Ba'albakki, Najb Mahfuz, Edwar al-Kharrat, Layla al-'Uthman and Nizar Qabban) on the theme of love and sexuality in segregated, conservative societies with a repressive attitude towards women.
Khalil Haoui: philosophie de la poésie et de la civilisation
Rita Awad
Dar An-Nahar 2002
A book on the poetry of Khalil Haoui where the author reveals an unknown facet of the poet through deciphering his texts and restituting his inspiration.
Etude sur la Poésie Libanaise Francophone
Zahida Darwiche-Jabbour
Dar An-Nahar 1997
About Lebanese poetry written in french.
Liban, Figures Contemporaines
Mardam-Bey Farouk
Circé 1999
From the 19th century until 1999, a study on the important contribution of Lebanon to the cultural Arab Modernity through the portraits of 16 great Lebanese writers such as Ahmad Faris Al-Chidiac, Gibran, Elias Abou Chabaka, and artists such as the painter Omar Ounsi and the musician Asi Al-Rahbani.
The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology (bilingual - Arabic and English)
Edited by Nathalie Handal
Interlink 2000
A bilingual - Arabic and English- introduction to Arab women poets of the twentieth century in exile or living in non-Arab countries, and women poets of Arab descent from Europe and North America. (Elmaz Abi-Nader, Etel Adnan, 'Aisha Arnaout, Andree Chedid, Nada al-Hage, Hoda Hussein, Salma Khadra Jayyusi, Joanna Kadi, Vénus Khoury-Ghata, Nazik al-Mala'ika, Houda al-Na'mani, Lisa Suhair Majaj, Zakiyya Malallah, Naomi Shihab Nye, Amina Said, Munia Samara, Lina Tibi, Fadwa Tuqan . . . ), who are known and unknown to the West, and demonstrates the wide diversity of Arab women's poetry, which extends to other languages besides Arabic and English (French, Swedish).
Classical Poems by Arab Women. A Bilingual Anthology
Abdullah al-Udhari
Saqi Books 1999
Bilingual Anthology; an exclusively female view of arab poetry which 'reflects feelings of passionate equality, together with those of subtle, sharply witty superiority all of which are directed towards their menfolk 'with a 'compelling significance of the religion and politics of the times and the blazing independence of these women.'
L'Univers Romanesque de Rachid el-Daif et la Guerre du Liban
Edgar Weber
L'Harmattan (coll. Critiques Littéraires) 2001
An analysis of the work of the Lebanese writer Rashid al-Daif who did not write about the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) in a direct way. But instead, wrote novels describing the hopes, the fears, the good and the bad times the Lebanese people experienced during this period.
Diwan Chahrour el-Wadi. Le Zajal, ou la Poésie Populaire
Joseph D. Raidy
Joseph D. Raidy 2001
Book on the Lebanese popular poetry, the 'zajal', that also reflects the events taking place in Lebanon.
Soleil de nuit : Rilke, Fondane, Stétié, Tuéni
Jad Hatem
idLivre (coll. Esquilles) 2002
A study on the poetry of Rilke, Fondane, Salah Stétié and Nadia Tuéni. Who all tell, each one in his own way, through his own culture, about the existence of a "night sun" that illuminates the hearts of men.
Parcours en francophonie(s)
Zahida Darwiche Jabbour
Dar An-Nahar 2003
A study and an analysis on the concept and realities of francophonie and francophone literature, in particular in the Near-East, in the Maghreb and in Africa.
An Ear to the Ground: Presenting Writers from 2 Coasts
Edited by Scott C. Davis
Cune 1997
An anthology of Arab-American writers such as Jocelyne M. Ajami, Sara Nadia Rashad, Lisa Suheir Majaj, Hanna Eady, Natalie Handal, Nimri Aziz, not classifying the writers," supporting stereotypes about each of the ethnic identities that are supposed to exist in America. But including "a variety of voices, providing the reader with glimpses of what it is like to be an American from any of the many, varied, multifaceted backgrounds that everyone comes from."
La poésie Libanaise de langue Francaise
Ghaleb Ghanem , translated by J.-P. Fattal
Pub. De l'universite Libanaise 1981
On Frida Bagdadi, Tamar, Julien Harb.
Intersections: Gender, Nation, and Community in Arab Women's Novels
Lisa Suhair Majaj, Therese Saliba
Syracuse University Press 2002
"A collection of ten essays presenting critical analysis of women Arab writers. Themes of feminism, gender roles, the relationship of these to the political and social realities of the Arab countries, and their methods of presentation are analyzed."
Pérennité de la littérature libanaise d'expression française
Alexandre Najjar
Anthologie 1993
Francophone Lebanese Literature from the period of pioneers to the period of combattants with an iconographic section and a bibliography listing amongst others: Amin Maalouf, Andrée Chedid, Salah Stétié, Georges Schéhadé, Nadia Tuéni, Vénus Khoury-Ghata.
SHAIRAT Al AARABIYA [Poetess of Arabia]
Joseph Noujeim
Dar An-Nahar 2003
A documented work that sheds a light on the Arab inspired poetesses of ancient times.
Al-Sourrou al-mouazza’ lil anisa May
Farouk Saad
Dar An-Nahar 2003
The author tells about the writer and poetess May Ziade, using the title of one of her short stories for his book. He analyses her writings highlighting how much they show the mystery of her life.
Amtar Kadima
Fouad Rafka
Dar An-Nahar 2003
An essay on literature as well as on political transparency and poetry. Fouad Rafka tells about art, about the problems relative to the Arabic society and the world of poetry.
Aux Frontières des Deux Genres : en Hommage à Andrée Chédid
Carmen Boustani (directed by)
Karthala 2004
A compilation of texts in homage to Andrée Chédid’s writings based on her aesthetic journey between the literary "genre" and the feminine "genre".
Effets du Féminin: Variations Narratives Francophones
Carmen Boustani (directed by)
Karthala (coll. Lettres du Sud) 2004
Carmen boustani studies the verbal and non-verbal expression, making a critical gaming out of the "feminine".
Native Tongue, Stranger Talk: The Arabic and French Literary Landscapes of Lebanon
Michelle Hartman
Syracuse Univ. Press 2014
In this analysis challenging the widespread idea than Lebanese women writers express a Francophile consciousness, the author shows how their language itself represents their society, disrupting the established class, religion, and gender order.
Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the Diaspora
Syrine Hout
Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature 2012
This book analyses the phenomenon of the post-civil war Anglophone Lebanese fiction literature, focusing on texts created during/about life in exile, thus depicting, beyond the civil war period, its crucial and long-standing consequence: expatriation.
Modern Arabic Fiction: An Anthology
Salma Khadra Jayyusi (Ed.)
Columbia Univ. Press 2004
A collection of works by 140 major Arab writers of fiction, reflecting the different aspects of modern life in the Arab world.
Al-dhakira al-mafqooda (the Lost Memory)
Elias Khoury
Mu’assasat al-Abhath al-Arabiyya 1982
A collection of critique articles written from 1972 to 1981 including a variety of interests, and representing a testimony to the transitional literary period from the 1950s to another phase full of questionings an possibilities.
Dirasat fi naqd al-shi‘r (A Study in Poetry Critique)
Elias Khoury
Mu’assasat al-Abhath al-Arabiyya 1979
This book represents an attempt at reading modern Arab poetry through three poems by three poets: Siyab’s “Unshoodat al-matar”; Adonis’ “Mufrad bi-seeghat al-jam‘ ”; and Darwish’s “Serhan yashrab al-qahwa fee al-cafeteria”.
Images of Arab Women: Fact and Fiction
Mona Mikhail
Washington Three Continents Press 1979
Essays around the subject of the way female characters are represented in Arabic literature.
‘Ara’is fee al-mawlid: dirasat hawl al-mar’a al-‘arabiyya
Mona Mikhail
Dar al-Arabi publ. 1987
Essays around the subject of the way female characters are represented in Arabic literature.
The Fragmenting Force of Memory: Self, Literary Style, and Civil War in Lebanon
Saadi Nikro
Cambridge Scholars Publ. 2012
The study of cultural production derived from personal experiences of the civil war in Lebanon, focusing on a selection of works of literature, autobiography and memoir, and documentaries.
Contemporary Arab Women Writers and Poets
Evelyne Accad & Rose Ghuraeb
Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World, Beirut University College 1985
An analysis of poetry and fiction works by Arab women living in the Middle East and Europe, written in Arabic or in French, reflecting their bi-cultural dilemma, around the issues of identity, egotism, and nationalism.
Panorama de la poésie libanaise d'expression française
Najwa Aoun Anhoury
Ed. Librairie Orientale 1996
A study of Francophone Lebanese poetry throughout one century (1890-1995) depicting the social-cultural circumstances and portraying its multiple aspects.
The Literature of the Lebanese Diaspora: Representations of Place and National Identity
Jumana Bayeh
I.B. Tauris 2014
A major study, combining history with sociology, of the literature of the Lebanese diaspora in the world (who continue to write about their experience), focusing on novels and writings produced in the aftermath of Lebanon's civil war, exploring the relationships between place, displacement and belonging, and portraying the global Lebanese identity.
Le roman arabe
Kadhim Jihad Hassan
Actes-Sud 2006
This work dedicated to the Arab novel from the Nahda period (1834) up to 2004, includes a chapter on the Lebanese novels, especially those written during the civil war and in its aftermath.
Le Livre et la Ville, Beyrouth et l'édition arabe [Al-kitab w-al-madeena: Bayrut w-al-nashr al-'arabi] (french, arabic)
Franck Mermier
Actes-Sud (french); Mukhtarat (arabic) 2005, 2006
The role of Beirut, within the publishing world, as the printing capital of Arabic books.
Pérennité de la littérature libanaise d'expression française (Anthologie)
Alexandre Najjar
Anthologie 1993
A passionate plea for francophone Lebanese literature including: a synopsis of francophone Lebanese literature from the pioneers' period to the fighters' days; an iconographic section; and a bibliography listing 150 poets, novelists, philosophers..etc.
Dictionnaire de la littérature libanaise d'expression française
Ramy Zein
L'Harmattan 1998
This dictionary includes 134 articles dedicated to the authors, a themes' inventory, a chronological classification of the writers, a selective classification of the author into literary genres (tale, short story, novel, autobiography, poetry, theatre), an index of over 600 titles, and a selective bibliography.
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