1st Edition

Advanced Arabic Literary Reader For Students of Modern Standard Arabic

By Jonas Elbousty, Muhammad Aziz Copyright 2016
    404 Pages
    by Routledge

    404 Pages
    by Routledge

    Advanced Arabic Literary Reader is a truly representative collection of literary extracts from across the Arabic-speaking world. Extracts from each country in the Arab world have been carefully selected, with a balance of both male and female writers and prominent and emerging voices, providing a unique window into the Arab world.


    Suitable for both class use and independent study, each extract is supported by an introduction to the author, pre-reading activities, comprehension questions and discussion questions. These activities are designed to help learners expand and reinforce their vocabulary, develop their oral and written proficiency and stimulate further exploration of the cultural and historical background of the texts.


    Written entirely in Arabic, the Advanced Arabic Literary Reader is an essential text for advanced students who wish to further their reading, speaking, and writing ability in Modern Standard Arabic. Free audio recordings of the extracts are available online at www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138828698 to enable students to improve listening skills.

    Introduction; Yemen; Saudi Arabia; Oman; United Arab Emirates; Bahrain; Qatar; Kuwait; Iraq; Syria; Lebanon; Jordan; Palestine; Egypt; Sudan; Libya; Tunisia; Algeria; Morocco; Mauritania.


    Jonas M. Elbousty is the Director of the Arabic Summer program at Yale University where he teaches Arabic Language and Literature in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He recently co-published Vitality and Dynamism: Interstitial Dialogues of Language, Politics, and Religion in Morocco’s Literary Tradition.

    Muhammad Ali Aziz holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He taught at Princeton University and at the University of Michigan. He is currently the Arabic Program coordinator at Yale University where he teaches Arabic Language and Literature in the department of Near Eastern Language and Civilizations. He is the author of Religion and Mysticism in Early Islam: Theology and Sufism in Yemen.