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Mutanabbi: Voice of the Abbasid Poetic Ideal
By: Larkin, MargaretShare

Language: English

Hardcover

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’.

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Product Details
By:Larkin, Margaret
Language:English
Format:Hardcover
Pages: 140 pp
Publisher:Oxford : One World Publications, 2017
Dimensions:14 x 21 cm
ISBN-13:9781851684069
Topic:Mutanabbi - Early Arabic Poetry - Abbasid Period

Mutanabbi:  Voice of the Abbasid Poetic Ideal
US$29.95

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