The author paints a rich portrait of Baghdad since it was founded in 762 until its destruction at the hands of the Mongols. Includes a contemporary comparison of Eastern and Western ideas and perceptions of this great city. By acclaimed and exiled Iraqi author, Najm Wali.
Raif Khoury (1913-1967), Lebanese writer, poet, essayist and playwright explores the life and writing of Omar ibn Abi Rabia, an 8th century Arab poet known for his love poetry and an originator of the ghazal, a literary form in early Islamic literature.
An adventure in literature and life, this work offers the author's notes, impressions, and reflections of travel, friends, private and public events all inextricably linked to books he has read.
An exploration of the writings of Syrian poet, Adonis.
Inspired by the process of creating a library for his 15-century home in France, the author offers a captivating meditation on the meaning of libraries