A Reader in Modern Literary Arabic
Ziadeh is a very distinguished Arab author who published several books to help people learn Arabic. His book Reader in Modern Literary Arabic is one of the best books for advanced students that I have read during the past 30 years of my teaching Arabic language in North America. The book is a collection of short Arabic texts from the best Arabic literary works, classical and modern. This book is recommended to students who have studied structured standard program in Arabic, not to the casual learner/beginner or intermediate. Teaching / reading this book is a pleasure to students as well as instructors. Actually, I would recommend the reading of this book to Arabic speaking people as well. In general, books on learning advanced Arabic are scares, let alone a good one.