Al Mutanabbi: Voice of the Abbasid Poetic Ideal (Makers of the Muslim World)

Al Mutanabbi: Voice of the Abbasid Poetic Ideal (Makers of the Muslim World)

By: Margaret Larkin (author)Hardback

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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'.

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About Author

Margaret Larkin is Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Berkeley University. Author of The Theology of Meaning: 'Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani's Theory of Discourse, she has also written numerous scholarly articles on both classical and modern Arabic literature.

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781851684069
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781851684069
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 1851684069

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