Friday, August 23rd, 2013 9:00 am

Just in time for September, four more Library of Arabic Literature titles are officially publishing today. The first copies came off-press earlier this month, but they are officially on sale starting today.  (iPad versions will be available for sale in a few weeks.) Of course, we are delighted with these new books, not only for the literary and historical merits of these texts, but for the virtuoso work done by the editor-translators. They certainly give a flavor of the stylistic, generic, and chronological variety of texts we are aiming for with the series. The new books are:

The Epistle of Forgiveness, Volume One
by Abū l-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī
Edited and translated by Geert Jan van Gelder and Gregor Schoeler

Leg Over Leg, Volume One
Leg Over Leg, Volume Two
by Aḥmad Fāris al-Shidyāq
Edited and translated by Humphrey Davies

Virtues of the Imam Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal, Volume One
by Ibn al-Jawzī
Edited and translated by Michael Cooperson

This brings the total of published Library of Arabic Literature titles up to seven. Congratulations to Mssrs. Cooperson, Davies, van Gelder and Schoeler!

Chip Rossetti
Managing Editor, Library of Arabic Literature