Mutanabbi: Voice of the Abbasid Poetic Ideal



Mutanabbi: Voice of the Abbasid Poetic Ideal

This exhaustive also enthralling study considers the life and work of al-Mutanabbi (915-965). His 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 also 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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Weight1.5 lbs
Dimensions8.5 × 5.3 × 0.7 in



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