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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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    Title
    Tablet & Pen
    Subtitle
    Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Reza Aslan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 658
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393065855
    ISBN 10: 0393065855
    Classifications

    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
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    B&T Approval Code: A23305040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: FIC003000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FB
    DC22: 808.8/9956
    LC classification: PJ409 .T33 2011
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 808.89956
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    BISAC region code: 2.1.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FB, DNT
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    04 March 2011
    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
    Review quote
    Provocative and illuminating . . . a literary banquet with so many astonishing dishes that we can hardly complain there are not yet more on the table. --Jonathan Kirsch"
    Back cover copy
    Featuring marvelous translations of works from countries as diverse as Morocco and Iran, Turkey and Pakistan, Tablet and Pen finally endows twentieth-century Middle Eastern literature with a primacy in the English language that it much deserves. Edited by Reza Aslan, this groundbreaking volume features new translations of stories and poems, essays and memoirs from Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu. This landmark collection of writings from the modern Middle East reminds us of the region s magnificent and proud literary tradition. That would be gift enough. But the powerful voices within these pages also guide us past cliched perceptions of the region as a hotbed for militants and extremists and bring to life the hopes, aspirations, and struggles indeed the common humanity of one of the world s most diverse and fascinating regions. Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner INCLUDES THE WRITINGS OF: Kahlil Gibran, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Nazim Hikmet, Ismat Chughtai, Muhammad Iqbal, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Forugh Farrokhzad, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar, Ya ar Kemal, Ghassan Kanafani, Mahmoud Darwish, Adonis, Ahmad Shamloo, Naguib Mahfouz, Orhan Pamuk"