Making the Great Book of Songs: Compilation and the Author's Craft in Abu I-Faraj al-Isbahani's Kitab al-aghani (Paperback)
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Making the Great Book of Songs: Compilation and the Author's Craft in Abu I-Faraj al-Isbahani's Kitab al-aghani (Paperback)

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This is the first systematic literary study of one of the masterpieces of classical Arabic literature, the fourth/tenth century Kitab al-aghani (The Book of Songs) by Abu I-Faraj al-Isbahani. Until now the twenty-four volume Book of Songs has been regarded as a rather chaotic but priceless mine of information about classical Arabic music, literature and culture. This book approaches it as a work of literature in its own right, with its own internal logic and coherence. The study also consistently integrates the musical component into the analysis and proposes a reading of the work in which individual anecdotes and poems are related to the wider context, enhancing their meaning.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415595841
Number of pages: 436
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 23 mm

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