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Middle East Literature in Translation

Syracuse University Press’s series Middle East Literature in Translation is designed to make writing from the languages of the Middle East (Arabic, Turkish, and Persian, but also Kurdish, Urdu, Turkmen, Uzbek, etc.) available to English-speaking readers. The books in the series include short stories, novels, poetry, memoirs, and works on literary criticism.

King Fahd Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies
Translation of Arabic Literature Award
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Abundance from the Desert: Classical Arabic Poetry
Raymond Farrin
Cloth $24.95s    |    978-0-8156-3222-1    |    2010
 

Alfred Farag and Egyptian Theater Alfred Farag and Egyptian Theater: The Poetics of Disguise, with Four Short Plays and a Monologue
Dina A. Amin
Cloth $34.95s    |    978-0-8156-3163-7    |    2008
 

Arabs and the Art of Storytelling: A Strange Familiarity
Abdelfattah Kilito
Translated from the French by Mbarek Sryfi and Eric Sellin
Foreword by Roger Allen
Cloth $29.95s    |    978-0-8156-3371-6    |    2014
 

An Arabs Journey to Colonial Spanish America An Arab’s Journey to Colonial Spanish America: The Travels of Elias al-Mûsili in the Seventeenth Century
Elias al-Mûsili; translated and edited by Caesar E. Farah
Cloth $24.95    |    0-8156-0790-3    |    2003

Paper $16.95s    |    978-0-8156-3266-5    |    2011
 

Author and his Doubles The Author and his Doubles: Essays on Classical Arab Culture
Abdelfattah Kilito; translated by Michal Cooperson
Cloth $34.95L    |    0-8156-2936-2    |   2001

Paper $19.95s    |    0-8156-2931-1    |    2001

 

Beyond Love Beyond Love
Hadiya Hussein
Translated from the Arabic by Ikram Masmoudi
Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-0995-7    |   2012
 

A Brave New Quest A Brave New Quest – 100 Modern Turkish Poems
Translated and edited by Talat S. Halman
Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0840-3    |    2005
 

Canceled Memories Canceled Memories: A Novel
Nazik Saba Yared
Translated from the Arabic by Nadine Sinno
Cloth $22.95    |    978-08156-0937-7    |    2009

 

A Child From the Village A Child From the Village
Sayyid Qutb; edited and translated from the Arabic by John Calvert and William Shepard
Cloth $22.95    |    0-8156-0805-5    |   2004
 

Chronicles of Majnun Layla and Selected Poems
Qassim Haddad
Translated from the Arabic by Ferial Ghazoul and John Verlenden
Paper $14.95    |    978-0-8156-1037-3    |    2014
 

The Committee The Committee
Sonallah Ibrahim; translated by Mary St. Germain and Charlotte Constable
Cloth $22.95    |    0-8156-0726-1    |    2001
 

Contemporary Iraqi Fiction Contemporary Iraqi Fiction: An Anthology
Edited and Translated from the Arabic by Shakir Mustafa
Cloth $22.95    |    978-0-8156-0902-5    |    2008
 

A Cup of Sin: Selected Poems A Cup of Sin: Selected Poems
Simin Behbahani; translated by Farzaneh Milani and Kaveh Safa
Cloth $24.95    |    0-8156-0554-4    |    1999
 

Disciples of Passion Disciples of Passion
Hoda Barakat; translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth
Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0833-0    |   2005
 

Distant Train Distant Train: A Novel
Ibrahim Abdel Megid; translated from the Arabic by Hosam Aboul-Ela
Cloth $22.95    |    978-0-8156-0859-2    |    2007
 

The Emperor Tea Garden
Nazlι Eray
Translated from the Turkish by Robert Finn
Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-1013-7    |    2013
 

Fatma Fatma: A Novel of Arabia
Raja Alem with Tom McDonough
Cloth $24.95    |    0-8156-0738-5    |    2002

Paper $16.95    |    0-8156-0812-8    |   2005
 

Fugitive Light Fugitive Light: A Novel
Mohammed Berrada; translated by Issa Boulatta
Cloth $19.95    |    0-8156-0749-0    |    2002
 

Granada Granada: A Novel
Radwa Ashour; translated by William Granara
Cloth $24.95    |    0-8156-0765-2    |    2003
 

I, Anatolia and Other Plays I, Anatolia and Other Plays: An Anthology of Modern Turkish Drama, Volume Two
Edited by Talat S. Halman and Jayne L. Warner
Paper $29.95    |    978-0-8156-0935-3    |    2008
 

Ibrahim the Mad Ibrahim the Mad and Other Plays: An Anthology of Modern Turkish Drama, Volume One
Edited by Talat S. Halman and Jayne L. Warner
Paper $39.95    |    978-0-8156-0897-4    |    2008
 

In Search of Walid Masoud In Search of Walid Masoud
Jabra Ibrahim Jabra; translated by Roger Allen and Adnan Haydar
Cloth $26.95    |    0-8156-0646-X    |    2000
 

The Journals of Sarab Affan The Journals of Sarab Affan: A Novel
Jabra Ibrahim Jabra
Translated from the Arabic by Ghassan Nasr
Cloth $22.95    |    978-0-8156-0883-7    |    2007
 

Lebanon - Poems of Love and War Lebanon – Poems of Love and War, Bilingual Edition
Nadia Tuéni ; edited by Christophe Ippolito, translated by Paul B. Kelley and Sam Hazo
Cloth $24.95L    |    0-8156-3090-5    |    2005

Paper $9.95    |    0-8156-0816-0    |    2005

 

Monarch of the Square Monarch of the Square: An Anthology of Muhammad Zafzaf’s Short Stories
Translated from the Arabic by Mbarek Sryfi and Roger Allen
Paper $29.95s    |    978-0-8156-3369-3    |    2014
 

Moroccan Folktales Moroccan Folktales
Jilali El Koudia; translated by Roger Allen, edited by Hasan El-Shamy
Cloth $24.95    |    0-8156-0789-X    |    2003
 

A Muslim Suicide
Bensalem Himmich
Translated from the Arabic by Roger Allen
Paper $29.95    |    978-0-8156-0966-7    |    2011
 

My Bird My Bird
Fariba Vafi
Translated from the Farsi by Mahnaz Kousha and Nasrin Jewell
Cloth $24.95    |    978-0-8156-0944-5    |    2009

 

My Thousand and One Nights My Thousand and One Nights: A Novel of Mecca
Raja Alem and Tom McDonough
Cloth $24.95    |    978-0-8156-0866-0    |    2007
 

The Night of the First Billion The Night of the First Billion
Ghada Samman; translated from the Arabic by Nancy N. Roberts
Cloth $19.95    |    0-8156-0829-2    |   2004   
 

Nightingales and Pleasure Gardens Nightingales and Pleasure Gardens: Turkish Love Poems
Edited and Translated from the Turkish by Talat S. Halman; Associate Editor, Jayne L. Warner
Paper $16.95    |    0-8156-0835-7    |   2005
 

The Pistachio Seller The Pistachio Seller
Reem Bassiouney
Translated from the Arabic by Osman Nusairi
Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-1031-1    |    2013

Cloth $29.95    |    978-0-8156-0919-3    |    2009
 

Popular Turkish Love Lyrics and Folk Legends Popular Turkish Love Lyrics and Folk Legends
Talat S. Halman
Illustrated by Zeki Findikoglu
Edited by Jayne L. Warner
Paper $24.95    |    978-0-8156-0920-9    |    2009

 

Return to Dar al-Basha Return to Dar al-Basha: A Novel
Hassan Nasr; translated from the Arabic by William Maynard Hutchins
Cloth $22.95    |    0-8156-0878-0    |    2006
 

Seasons of the Word Seasons of the Word: Selected Poems
Hilmi Yavuz; translated from the Turkish by Walter G. Andrews
Paper $16.95    |    0-8156-0879-9    |    2006
 

Sleeping in the Forest Sleeping in the Forest: Stories and Poems
Sait Faik; edited by Talat S. Halman
Paper $22.95    |    0-8156-0804-7    |   2004
 

A Sleepless Eye A Sleepless Eye: Aphorisms from the Sahara
Ibrahim al-Koni
Translated from the Arabic by Roger Allen
Cloth $14.95    |    978-0-8156-1034-2    |    2014

 

The Story of Joseph 
A Fourteenth-Century Turkish Morality Play by Sheyyad Hamza The Story of Joseph: A Fourteenth-Century Turkish Morality Play by Sheyyad Hamza
Translated by Bill Hickman
Cloth $24.95s    |    978-0-8156-3357-0    |    2014

 

Tayeb Salih Tayeb Salih: Ideology and the Craft of Fiction
Wail S. Hassan
Cloth $45.00L    |    0-8156-3013-1    |    2003

Paper $19.95s    |    0-8156-3037-9    |    2003

 

Thieves in Retirement Thieves in Retirement: A Novel
Hamdi Abu Golayyel; translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth
Cloth $19.95    |    0-8156-0852-7    |    2006
 

Thou Shalt Not Speak My Language Thou Shalt Not Speak My Language
Abdelfattah Kilito; translated from the Arabic by Waïl S. Hassan
Cloth $19.95s    |    978-0-8156-3191-0    |    2008
 

Three Tales of Love and Death Three Tales of Love and Death
Out El Kouloub
Cloth $24.95    |    0-8156-0627-3    |   2000
 

Time Between Ashes and Roses A Time Between Ashes and Roses
Adonis; translated from the Arabic by Shawkat M. Toorawa
Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0828-4    |   2004
 

Tree of Pearls, Queen of Egypt Tree of Pearls, Queen of Egypt
Jurji Zaydan
Translated from the Arabic by Samah Selim
Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-0999-5    |   2012
 

The Virgin of Solitude: A Novel The Virgin of Solitude: A Novel
Taghi Modarressi; translated from the Persian by Nasrin Rahimieh
Cloth $29.95    |    978-0-8156-0933-9    |    2008
 

The World Through the Eyes of Angels The World Through the Eyes of Angels
Mahmoud Saeed
Translated by Samuel Salter, Zahra Jishi, and Rafah Abuinnab
Paper $17.95    |    978-0-8156-0991-9    |    2011
 

Zanouba: A Novel Zanouba: A Novel
Out el Kouloub; translated by Nayra Atiya
Cloth $39.95L    |    0-8156-2718-1    |   1996

Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0408-4    |    1996

 

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