Al-Mutanabbi - Makers of the Muslim World (Hardback)Margaret Larkin (author)
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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'.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 18 mm
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