Modern Islamic literature: from 1800 to the present

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9780030536854: Modern Islamic literature: from 1800 to the present

Large 8vo. 310 pp. with an Introduction and Commentaries by James Kritzeck. First Edition, 1970. Maroon cloth with symbol on front board, and gilt lettering to spine. "The author has compiled a comprehensive anthology which spans the period from the rise of Mohammed and the Age of the Caliphs to the Ottoman poetry at the end of the 18th century, and includes among others Al-Jabarti's 'The French in Cairo', a contemporary Egyptian account of the opening of the Moslem world by Napoleon in 1800; selections from such novelists and short-story writers as Tewfik al-Hakim, Mahmud Taymur, and Omer Seyfettin; 14 poems by Mirza Ghalib, the great modern Indian Moslem poet; the British convert Marmaduke Pickthall's best short story, 'The Kefr Ammeh Incident; an acid portrait of Lawrence of Arabiaby KIng Abdullah of Jordan; 'A Role in Search of a Hero' from President Nasser's autobiography; Mohammed Iqbal's 'Is Religion Possible' and writings by the Aga Khan and the Shah of Iran." from the jacket flap.

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