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  My Thousand and One Nights
A Novel of Mecca

Raja Alem and Tom McDonough
A daring work of cultural experimentation, steeped in the great legends of Arabia.
 
 
The New Belly Dancer of the Galaxy   The New Belly Dancer of the Galaxy
A Novel

Frances Khirallah Noble
An unforgettable novel in the colorful time-honored tradition of Arab storytelling.
 
 
Arab Women Lives Retold   Arab Women’s Lives Retold
Exploring Identity Through Writing

Edited by Nawar Al-Hassan Golley
A collection of pioneering essays challenging the prevailing stereotypes of Middle Eastern women through the analysis of first-person writing.
 
 
Pioneers or Pawns?   Pioneers or Pawns?
Women Health Workers and the Politics of Development in Yemen

Marina de Regt
An in-depth exploration of gender, health care training, and globalization.
 
 
Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11   Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11
From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects

Edited by Amaney Jamal and Nadine Naber
Bringing the rich terrain of Arab American histories to bear on conceptualizations of race in the U.S., this groundbreaking volume fills a critical gap in the field of ethnic studies.
 
 
The Victory Gardens of Brooklyn   The Victory Gardens of Brooklyn
A Novel

Merrill Joan Gerber
In The Victory Gardens of Brooklyn, Merrill Joan Gerber, so often applauded for her pure and natural prose, illuminates the sorrows and triumphs of three generations of sisters from an American Jewish family.
 
 
Distinguished Service   Distinguished Service
Lydia Chapin Kirk, Partner in Diplomacy, 1896-1984

Edited by Roger Kirk
An intimate glimpse into life in the diplomatic corps, recalling pre-World War II London, Moscow during the early days of the Cold War, and Taiwan after the split from Mao Tse-tung’s China.
 
 
Drawing Conclusions   Drawing Conclusions
An Artist Discovers His America

Tracy Sugarman
An artist’s unique view of great historical events, told through words and drawings.
 
 
Following the Tambourine Man   Following the Tambourine Man
A Birthmother’s Memoir

Janet Mason Ellerby
This poignant story describes one woman’s journey through a tumultuous period of history.
 
 
Rapture and Revolution   Rapture and Revolution
Essays on Turkish Literature

Talat S. Halman
Edited by Jayne L. Warner
A stimulating collection of important essays and articles exploring the development of the Turkish literary tradition.
 
 
    Journal of Turkish Literature (JTL) Issue 3
Talat S. Halman, Editor in Chief
A scholarly journal in English devoted in its entirety to Turkish literature, from its outset to the present day.
 
 
La Chulla Vida   La Chulla Vida
Gender, Migration, and the Family in Andean Ecuador and New York City

Jason Pribilsky
A richly detailed ethnographic study of transnational families.
 
 
Representing the Unpresentable   Representing the Unpresentable
Historical Images of National Reform from the Qajars to the Islamic Republic of Iran

Negar Mottahedeh
Examines intricate connections among visual, religious, and cultural traditions.
 
 
    Middle Eastern Societies and the West
Accommodation or Clash of Civilizations?

Edited by Meir Litvak
Taking the concepts of the Middle East and the West into account as useful analytical categories, the various articles in this volume examine and analyze a broad spectrum of Middle Eastern encounters and attitudes toward the West. This collection provides a fuller understanding of the complexities involved in both the historical and contemporary relationship between Middle Eastern societies and the West.
 
 
Conflict and Cooperation   Conflict and Cooperation
Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Egypt

Peter E. Makari
Captures and elucidates the complex dynamics of Christian-Muslim relations in Egypt.
 
 
Missionary Politics in Contemporary Europe   Missionary Politics in Contemporary Europe
José Pedro Zúquete
Examines the religious dimension of right-wing nationalist movements.
 
 
Recovering Yiddishland   Recovering "Yiddishland"
Threshold Moments in American Literature

Merle L. Bachman
Sheds new light on the unjustly forgotten literary worlds of Yiddish immigrant writers.
 
 
Childhood   Childhood
An Autobiographical Fragment

Moses Rosenkranz
Edited and Translated by David Dollenmayer
A celebrated poet’s early years.
 
 
Four Letters to the Witnesses of My Childhood   Four Letters to the Witnesses of My Childhood
Helena Ganor
A vivid and poignant chronicle of one woman’s childhood amid the horror of Nazi occupation.
 
 
Party Pieces   Party Pieces
Oral Storytelling and Social Performance in Joyce and Beckett

Alan W. Friedman
Explores the Irish tradition of social performance embedded in James Joyce’s fiction and Samuel Beckett’s plays.
 
 
Catholic Emancipations   Catholic Emancipations
Irish Fiction from Thomas Moore to James Joyce

Emer Nolan
Tracing the history of the Catholic-authored novel in nineteenth-century Ireland, Emer Nolan offers a unique tour of Ireland’s literary landscape from its early origins during the Catholic political resurgence of the 1820s to the transformative zenith brought on by James Joyce’s Ulysses in 1922.
 
 
Life of the Neighborhood Playhouse on Grand Street   The Life of the Neighborhood Playhouse on Grand Street
John P. Harrington
The first full-length study of a landmark cultural institution in early twentieth-century American theater history.
 
 
You cant air that   "You Can’t Air That"
Four Cases of Controversy and Censorship in American Television Programming

David S. Silverman
A revealing study of the consequences of censorship in network television.
 
 
Words, Stones, and Herbs   Words, Stones, and Herbs
The Healing Word in Medieval and Early Modern England

Louise M. Bishop
A unique and provocative reevaluation of the trope of healing in Middle English literature.
 
 
    Under the Devil’s Spell
Witches, Sorcerers and the Inquisition in Renaissance Italy

Matteo Duni
A fascinating examination of the role of witchcraft in Renaissance Italy.
 
 
Medicalization of Everyday Life   The Medicalization of Everyday Life
Selected Essays

Thomas Szasz
A collection of essays by one of the most influential and original thinkers of our generation.
 
 
The Onion Picker   The Onion Picker
Carmen Basilio and Boxing in the 1950s

Gary Youmans
The captivating story of a boxing champion during the sport’s heyday.
 
 
Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty   New in Paperback
The Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty
Wilderness Guide, Pilot, and Conservationist

Christopher Angus
The inspiring biography of an Adirondack legend whose tireless efforts are credited with much of today’s preservation policies in the Adirondacks.
 
 
Perspectives on the Adirondacks   New in Paperback
Perspectives on the Adirondacks
A Thirty-Year Struggle by People Protecting Their Treasure

Barbara McMartin
Public activism vs. political rigidity: the untold story behind the battle for the environment in New York State's magnificent Adirondacks.
 
 
Compass for Uncharted Lives   Compass for Uncharted Lives
A Model for Values Education

Donald J. Kirby, S.J.
Tells a wonderful story of a college taking on the values education agenda. This is an important and timely topic within higher education.
 
 
Stories That Changed History   Stories That Changed History
The Unique Career of Shivhei Ha-Besht

Moshe Rosman
In this insightful and engaging lecture, Moshe Rosman explores the career of Shivhei Ha-Besht.
 
 
Stone Canoe   Stone Canoe
A Journal of Arts and Ideas from Upstate New York

Edited by Robert Colley
A new Syracuse University arts journal that showcases the work of a broad spectrum of writers and visual artists with connections to Upstate New York.
 
 
Looking for Work   Looking for Work
Industrial Archeology in Columbia County, New York
The Emergence and Growth of Local Industry as Revealed in Surviving Sites and Structures

Peter H. Stott
An illustrated history of this Hudson River Valley county told from the perspective of the landmarks of its economic and industrial landscape.
 
 
Collected Poems   Collected Poems
Frances Harvey
Introduction by Moya Cannon
The publication of Francis Harvey’s Collected Poems is a major event in the Irish poetry calendar, gathering work from all of his earlier collections together with more than 100 new poems which show him to be as attentive as ever both to philosophical subtleties and to the wonders of the natural world.
 
 
Man of War   Peppercanisters 26:
Man of War

Thomas Kinsella
Thomas Kinsella is one of the major figures in contemporary Irish writing.
 
 
Belief and Unbelief   Peppercanisters 27:
Belief and Unbelief

Thomas Kinsella
Thomas Kinsella is one of the major figures in contemporary Irish writing.
 
 
    Among These Winters
Mary O’Donoghue
"....astonished by her gift for the perfect and surprising word."
 
 
Complicated Pleasures   Complicated Pleasures
Billy Ramsell
The poems in Cork-born Billy Ramsell’s (b. 1977) debut collection exist on the border between the personal and the political, combining delicately lyrical meditations on love, art and memory with darker works that confront full-on the pressures and uncertainties of an urban globalized world.
 
 
The Mirror Tent   The Mirror Tent
Gerard Smyth
This new collection sees him return to the subject of his native Dublin as he also extends his geographical and thematic reach in poems that are typically thoughtful, quiet-spoken and assured.
 
 
Gas Light Coke   Gas Light & Coke
Fergus Allen
....Fiona Sampson in The Irish Times commented: "This is beautiful writing; but it also had about it the savagery of the authentic."
 
 
Noise of Masonry Settling   The Noise of Masonry Settling
Leland Bardwell
"Leland Bardwell’s poetry is witty, full of sharp, intimate honesty, full of truth and surprises. She is a poet who has felt the shocks of our time, the private impacts and the historical changes."
 
 
The Latitude of Naples   The Latitude of Naples
Eva Bourke
"Because we have almost forgotten about miracles Bourke gently guides our imaginations through a surreal labyrinth of magic and possibility and displays a mastery of her medium along the way."
 
 
    Watching for Signs
Ann Joyce
"[t]here are scenes of gentle beauty in Joyce’s tapestries of landscape and remembrance [and] real richness comes in the change of pace and perspective..."
 
 
    New & Selected Poems
James J. McAuley
"These poems, while shadowed by the past, are also brightened by a powerful mixture of tone and music...These are songs of experience, certainty; but with all the innocence and accomplishment of a real poetic vision."
 
 
King of Suburbia   The King of Suburbia
Iggy McGovern
"[S]o long as the poems are as snazzy, and sharply focused, and ingeniously rhymed as Iggy McGovern’s one-pagers in The King of Suburbia..."
 
 
On My Way   On My Way
Desmond O’Grady
A new collection from one of the senior figures in Irish verse.
 
 
    Presence of Mind
Dolores Stewart
"highly personal and spiritual poetry dominated by a drive to claim a space for women in the mystic traditions of Irish Christianity."
 
 
Artichoke Wine   Artichoke Wine
Macdara Woods
A major new collection from one of the best-known names in contemporary Irish poetry, and the reissue of his New and Selected Poems from 2000.
 
 
Knowledge in the Blood   Knowledge in the Blood:
New & Selected Poems

Macdara Woods
 
 
Mickle Makes Muckle   Mickle Makes Muckle
Michael Augustin
Witty and wise, playful and philosophical, the poems and other short writings of German poet Michael Augustin (translated here by his wife, the Indian poet Sujata Bhatt) are instantly recognizable and not easily forgotten...
 
 
Tamarit Poems   The Tamarit Poems
A Selection of Poems from Arabic Andalusia

Federico Garcia Lorca
Translated by Michael Smith
Smith’s version of Lorca’s Tamarit Poems was highly praised on its original publication in 2002, and is here supplemented by his compelling and beautiful translations of 36 poems from Arabic Andulasia.
 
 
On Two Shores   On Two Shores:
New and Selected Poems

Mutsuo Takahashi
Translated By Mitsuko Ohno and Frank Sewell
"A delightful volume," wrote David Burleigh in The Japan Times of this extraordinary book...
 
 
Ten Modern Arab Poets   Ten Modern Arab Poets
Translated By Desmond O’Grady
...best of Desmond O’Grady’s translations from the Arabic includes poems by Abu Nuwas of Iraq, Ibrahim Naji of Egypt and Badawi al-Jabal of Syria...
 
 
    Affirmation:
Selected Poems 1986-2006

Haris Vlavianos
Translated By Mina Karavanta
"The length and intensity of his obsession with language has produced ‘fragments’ which work like tesserae in a mosaic..."
 
 
 
 
 
 
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