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Poems for the Millennium, Volume 4
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Poems for the Millennium, Volume 4
The University of California Book of North African Literature
Edition: 1
Creators: Pierre Joris, Habib Tengour
Publisher: University of California Press
Pub. date: 01/31/2013
Lib. SRP: 80.00 USD
Ret. SRP: 39.95 USD
Format: Adobe PDF eBook
ISBN: 9780520953796
DRM Level: Adobe Content Server 4
Min. Version: Adobe Digital Editions
File size: 4714 KB
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Fiction, Poetry
Keywords:
   anthologies
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Short Description:
   

In this fourth volume of the landmark Poems for the Millennium series, Pierre Joris and Habib Tengour present a comprehensive anthology of the written and oral literatures of the Maghreb, the region of North Africa that spans the modern nation states of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritania, and including a section on the influential Arabo-Berber and Jewish literary culture of Al-Andalus, which flourished in Spain between the ninth and fifteenth centuries. Beginning with the earliest pictograms and rock drawings and ending with the work of the current generation of post-independence and diasporic writers, this volume takes in a range of cultures and voices, including Berber, Phoenician, Jewish, Roman, Vandal, Arab, Ottoman, and French. Though concentrating on oral and written poetry and narratives, the book also draws on historical and geographical treatises, philosophical and esoteric traditions, song lyrics, and current prose experiments. These selections are...

Full Description:
   

In this fourth volume of the landmark Poems for the Millennium series, Pierre Joris and Habib Tengour present a comprehensive anthology of the written and oral literatures of the Maghreb, the region of North Africa that spans the modern nation states of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritania, and including a section on the influential Arabo-Berber and Jewish literary culture of Al-Andalus, which flourished in Spain between the ninth and fifteenth centuries. Beginning with the earliest pictograms and rock drawings and ending with the work of the current generation of post-independence and diasporic writers, this volume takes in a range of cultures and voices, including Berber, Phoenician, Jewish, Roman, Vandal, Arab, Ottoman, and French. Though concentrating on oral and written poetry and narratives, the book also draws on historical and geographical treatises, philosophical and esoteric traditions, song lyrics, and current prose experiments. These selections are arranged in five chronological "diwans" or chapters, which are interrupted by a series of "books" that supply extra detail, giving context or covering specific cultural areas in concentrated fashion. The selections are contextualized by a general introduction that situates the importance of this little-known culture area and individual commentaries for nearly each author.

Creator Marketing:
  Pierre Joris     
     

Pierre Joris is a Professor of English at SUNY, Albany and an acclaimed translator and editor. as well as the author of many books of poetry. He is co-editor of UC Press's highly successful first two volumes in the Poems for the Millennium series.

  Habib Tengour     
     

Habib Tengour is a poet, editor, translator, anthropologist, and novelist. He is editor of Œuvres poétiques complètes de Mohammed Dib.

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