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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (25 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141441887
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141441887
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 428,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Robert Irwin read Modern History at Oxford and taught Medieval History at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of The Middle East and the Middle Ages, The Arabian Nights: A Companion, Islamic Art, and The Alhambra (2004). He has also published six novels, of which the most recent is Satan Wants Me. He reviews for a wide range of periodicals and is a director of a publishing company). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the London Institute of Pataphysics.

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If we define literature as something that is written down, then there was no such thing as Arabic literature before the coming of Islam. Read the first page
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By J. E. S. Leake on 15 Oct. 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is a reissue under a new name of the author's "Night, Horses and the Desert", a wonderful anthology of Arabic literature. The book is a compilation of a variety of translations by a number of different translators covering most areas of Classical Arabic literature, with a lot of literary history tying the translations together. I don't know anything better as a detailed intro to Classical Arabic literature.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Danny on 21 Nov. 2014
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It's amazing.
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