Irwin, Robert, Editor.
Stressing the importance of Arabic literature to the Western canon, Irwin has selected translated extracts from all the major classics of Arabic lit, spanning the 5th to the 16th centuries and societies from Afghanistan to Spain. Presented as an introduction for a student, an aspiring writer, a fan of literature, or simply as entertainment. 462 pages. The Overlook Press, NY. 1999. Paper. NEW. $6.00