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- DescriptionThis book contains three important Arabic treatises from the fourth and fifth centuries of Islamic history, published here in English translation for the first time. They deal with the Islamic concept of I'Jaz, that is, the inimitability of the Qur'An because of its sublime style and divine content.
- Author BiographyProfessor Emeritus Issa J. Boullata is a literary critic and scholar, who also writes fiction. Formerly Professor of Arabic Literature at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, he has published several books, including Trends and Issues in Contemporary Arab Thought (1990) and a novel in Arabic, Homecoming to Jerusalem (1998), in addition to numerous studies of Arabic literature, book reviews, short stories in English, and translations of Arabic poetry and of works by Ahmad Amin, Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, Mohamed Berrada, Ghada Samman, Emily Nasrallah, Hisham Sharabi, and others. Among his latest books are: as editor, Literary Structures of Religious Meaning in the Qur'An (2000); as author, in Arabic, A Window on Modernism: Studies in the Works of Jabra Ibrahim Jabra (2002); and as translator, Ibn DAbd Rabbih's The Unique Necklace (3 vols. 2006 - 2011). He was editor of the following journals: Al-DArabiyya (1977 - 82) and The Muslim World with W. Bijlefeld (1970 - 80), and guest editor of Oral Tradition (1989) on Arabic oral traditions and of Mundus Arabicus (1992) on the Arabic novel since 1950. He is a contributing editor of Banipal, the London magazine of modern Arabic literature.
- Author(s)Emeritus Issa J. Boullata
- PublisherGarnet Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication18/08/2014
- GenreLaw: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationReading
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintGarnet Publishing Ltd
- Weight499 g
- Width175 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byMuhammad Khalaf-Allah Ahmad,Muhammad Zaghlssl Sallam
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