By Margaret Larkin

ISBN-10: 1851684069

ISBN-13: 9781851684069

This exhaustive and but mesmerizing learn considers the lifestyles and paintings of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), frequently considered as the best of the classical Arab poets. A innovative at center and sometimes imprisoned or compelled into exile all through his tumultuous lifestyles, al-Mutanabbi wrote either debatable satires and whilst hired via one in every of his many consumers, laudatory panegyrics. applying an ornate variety and use of the ode, al-Mutanabbi used to be one of many first to effectively circulation clear of the regularly inflexible type of Arabic verse, the ‘qasida’.

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