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The Book of Khalid
A Critical Edition

Ameen Rihani
Edited and with an Introduction by Todd Fine

Cloth $75.00L    |    978-0-8156-3418-8    |    2016

Paper $49.95s    |    978-0-8156-3404-1    |    2016

ebook 978-0-8156-5332-5

"This classic must-read book provides us with fresh, creative and compelling insights into a Lebanese immigrant’s vision of America. Kudos to the contributors who offer us vivid and timely writings that open up important, fresh lines of thoughts into Arab American relations"—Jack G. Shaheen, author of Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People

"The essays about Rihani and his novel are all important and offer varied readings. . . . Fine’s introduction is terrific: detailed, contextual, and rigorous."—Steven Salaita, author of Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader’s Guide

  The Book of Khalid

  Ameen Rihani (1876–1940) was a poet, writer, political activist, and intellectual who wrote in both English and Arabic. Born in Lebanon, he immigrated to New York as a child, where, along with Kahlil Gibran, he became part of the literary and artistic community. Todd Fine is the president of the Washington Street Historical Society, an organization dedicated to the history and literature of the Little Syria neighborhood of Manhattan. He is a PhD student in history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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6 x 9, 488 pages, 6 black-and-white illustrations, notes, glossary, bibliography, index

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