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Tree of Pearls, Queen of Egypt

Jurji Zaydan
Translated from the Arabic by Samah Selim

Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-0999-5    |    2012

Winner of the King Fahd Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies Translation of Arabic Literature Award

"For historians of the novel in the Arab world, Jurji Zaydan’s historical romances comprise one important ancestor of many modern novels, including the works of Naguib Mahfouz."—Terri DeYoung, University of Washington

  Tree of Pearls, Queen of Egypt

  Jurji Zaydan (1861–1914) was one of the most important Arab writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He founded Al-Hilal, the foremost cultural and literary journal in the Arab world. Zaydan is the author of two canonical, multivolume histories of Arabic literature and Islamic civilization and twentythree historical novels. Samah Selim is assistant professor in the Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures at Rutgers University. She is the author of The Novel and the Rural Imaginary in Egypt, 1880–1985. Her translations include The Collar and the Bracelet by Yahya Taher Abdullah, winner of the Saif Ghobsh-Banipal Prize, and Brooklyn Heights by Miral al-Tahawy.

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