Altoma, Salih J.

Modern Arabic literature in translation : a companion / Salih J. Altoma. - London : SAQI, 2005. - 166 p. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

Translating Najib Mahfuz : his place in American publications --
Arabic fiction, 1947-2003 -- Arabic fiction in English translation : a chronological bibliography, 1947-2003 -- Arabic poetry : an overview of selected anthologies -- Arabic poetry in international anthologies : a partial but positive representation -- Arabic drama.

"This guide to modern Arabic literature in English translation features not only a comprehensive bibliography but also chapters on fiction, drama, poetry and autobiography. Altoma assesses the progress made towards a wider reception of Arabic writing throughout the Anglophone world, with particular emphasis on Naguib Mahfouz, one of Arabic literature's luminaries, and on poetry. Modern Arabic Literature in Translation is a tool for research and teaching - in the West, certainly, but also in the Arab world, where the translation of Arabic literature into other languages has been of considerable concern for more than a century."

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Arabic literature --Translations into English.
Arabic literature--History and criticism. --20th century

--Reading book

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