The Wine Song In Classical Arabic Poetry: Abu Nuwas And The Literary Tradition (Oxford Oriental Monographs)
The Wine Song in Classical Arabic Poetry: Abu Nuwas and the Literary Tradition (Oxford Oriental Monographs)
Classical Arab civilization produced the most extensive and highly developed bacchic tradition in world literature, In this book, Kennedy traces the history of wine poetry from its origins in sixth century Arabia to its heyday in Baghdad at the turn of the ninth century. He focusses on the work of the great Abu Nuwas (d. c.813), placing his wine songs in context with those of his contemporaries and with other poetic genres such as amatory, invective, ascetic, and gnomic verse.Review"...an accomplished and attractive study of one of the Arabic language's most celebrated poets."--Middle East JournalAbout the AuthorPhilip F. Kennedy is a Junior Research Fellow at St John's College Oxford.
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