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Tablet & pen

literary landscapes from the modern Middle East

1st ed.

Published by W. W. Norton & Co. in New York .
Written in English

About the Edition

Spans a century of poems, short stories, novels, memoirs, and essays by Sait Faik Abasiyanik, Azra Abbas, Ghulam Abbas, Abu Salma, Adonis (Ali Ahmad Sa'id Asbar), Jalal Al-e Ahmad, Pegah Ahmadi, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Nazik al-Malāʼikah, Mozaffar al-Nawwab, Melih Cevdet Anday, ʻArrār (Mustafa Wahbi al-Tal), Manouchehr Atashi, Reza Baraheni, Faraj Bayraqdar, Simin Behbahani, Alireza Behnam, Sadeq Chubak, Ismat Chughtai, Zayd Mutee' Dammaj, Simin Daneshvar, Mahmoud Darwish, Parvin E'tesami, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Forugh Farrokhzad, Altaf Fatima, Khalil Gibran, Hoiushang Golshiri, Melisa Gürpinar, Yahya Haqqi, Haydar Haydar, Sadegh Hedayat, Nâzim Hikmet, Abdullah Hussein, Intizaar Hussein, Yusif Idris, Muhammad Iqbal, Ali Sardar Jafri, Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh, Ghassan Kanafani, Orhan Veli Kanik, Refik Halit Karay, Cemil Kavukçu, Yaşar Kemal, Naguib Mahfouz, ʻAbd al-Raḥīm Mahmud, Saʻādat Ḥasan Manto, Miraji (Muḥammad S̲ānāʼullāh Dār), Zakaria Mohammad, Nader Naderpour, Kishwar Naheed, Aziz Nesin, Orhan Pamuk, Zoya Pirzad, Hamid Reza Rahimi, N.M. Rashed, Fahmida Riaz, Oktay Rifat, Zeeshan Sahil, Ahmad Shamloo, Cemal Süreya, Zakariyya Tami, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar. Goli Taraghi, Akhtar ul-Iman, Saadi Youssef, Can Yücel, Nima Yushij, and Haifa Zangana.

Table of Contents

pt. 1. 1910-1950. The language of invention: the renaissance of Arabic literature, 1910-1920 ; My country: the nationalization of Turkish literature, 1920-1930 ; Once upon a time: politics and piety in Persian literature, 1930-1940 ; Rise up! Pakistan and the independence of Urdu literature, 1940-1950
pt. 2. 1950-1980. I am Arab: Arabic literature at midcentury ; Strangers in a strange land: Turkish literature after Ataturk ; Those days: Persian literature between two revolutions ; Between the dusk and dawn of history: Urdu literature after partition
pt. 3. 1980-2010. Ask me about the future: the globalization of Middle East literature, 1980-2010.

Edition Notes

"A Words without borders anthology."

Includes index.

Translations from Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or Urdu.

Other Titles
Tablet and pen, Words without borders.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
808.8/9956
Library of Congress
PJ409 .T33 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxiv, 657 p. ;
Number of pages
657

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25008143M
Internet Archive
tabletpenliterar0000unse
ISBN 10
0393065855, 0393340775
ISBN 13
9780393065855, 9780393340778
LC Control Number
2010032679
OCLC/WorldCat
601100800
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