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    DescriptionA 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.

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    Tablet and Pen
    Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Reza Aslan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 658
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393340778
    ISBN 10: 0393340775

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: FIC003000
    B&T Approval Code: A24403000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FB
    BISAC V2.8: LCO012000
    DC22: 808.8/9956
    LC classification: PJ409 .T33 2011
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 808.89956
    DC23: 808.8
    Thema V1.0: FB, DNT
    Edition statement
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    20 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Reza Aslan teaches creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. Words Without Borders opens doors to international exchange through translation, publication and promotion of the world's best writing. Author website: www.rezaaslan.com A Words Without Borders book (www.wordswithoutborders.org).
    Review quote
    "It's a physically beautiful book which is also compulsively readable...a treasure house; a worthwhile attempt at canonising 20th-century central-Islamicate writing." Robin Rassin-Kassab, Financial Times "...remarkable anthology...There is a wealth of wonders here...in the pages of this rich and beautiful book." Erica Wagner, The Times "Poets can bring down governments, claimes Reza Aslan." The Daily Telegraph "This is an important book for an urgent time...Tablet and Pen is a rare anthology, for it is as acutely edited as it is well-timed." The Prague Post "These writings are an eye-opening read offering a mosaic of insights into a rich and dynamic culture..." Cerise Press