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Al-Mutanabbi: Voice of the 'Abbasid Poetic Ideal
     

Al-Mutanabbi: Voice of the 'Abbasid Poetic Ideal

by Margaret Larkin
 

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This exhaustive and yet enthralling study considers the life and work of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), often regarded as the greatest of the classical Arab poets. A revolutionary at heart and often imprisoned or forced into exile throughout his tumultuous life, al-Mutanabbi wrote both controversial satires and when employed by one of his many patrons, laudatory

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This exhaustive and yet enthralling study considers the life and work of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), often regarded as the greatest of the classical Arab poets. A revolutionary at heart and often imprisoned or forced into exile throughout his tumultuous life, al-Mutanabbi wrote both controversial satires and when employed by one of his many patrons, laudatory panegyrics. Employing an ornate style and use of the ode, al-Mutanabbi was one of the first to successfully move away from the traditionally rigid form of Arabic verse, the ‘qasida’.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851684069
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
05/25/2007
Series:
Makers of the Muslim World Series
Edition description:
Makers of the Muslim World Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.64(d)

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