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Library of Arabic Literature

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Library of Arabic Literature is a book series of Arabic literature published by New York University Abu Dhabi's Library of Arabic Literature. Each volume contains classic Arabic texts in both Arabic and English on facing pages. "Our aim is to revive and reintroduce classic Arabic literature to a whole new generation of Arabs and non-Arabs, and make it more accessible and readable to everyone." "Currently very few texts from this great corpus of literature have been translated." The series is supported by a grant from the New York University Abu Dhabi Institute, and established in partnership with New York University Press. The books are edited and translated by distinguished Arabic and Islamic scholars from across the world, and are published in parallel-text format with Arabic and English on facing pages. Genres include poetry and prose, fiction, religion, philosophy, law, science, history and historiography.

The first volume was published in December 2012. Similar dual-language classic series by other publishers include the Loeb Classical Library for Europe and the Clay Sanskrit Library for India.

Among the people behind the series is Emory University professor Devin J. Stewart.

Publication history

  • Classical Arabic Literature: A Library of Arabic Literature Anthology, trans. Geert Jan Van Gelder, 2012.
  • References

    Library of Arabic Literature Wikipedia


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