Abu Nuwas: A Genius of Poetry (Makers of the Muslim World) by Philip Kennedy

By Philip Kennedy

Abu Nuwas (c. 756-813) was once one of many maximum Arab poets of the classical interval. In literary historical past, he's remembered mainly because the hard-drinking and eloquent composer of dissolute wine poems, from which he emerges as probably the most charismatic figures in global literature. but, he used to be in truth an all-round poet and exerted a profound effect on Abbasid poetry extra mostly; he's one in all a handful of people who will be deemed to face on the very middle of Arabic literary tradition. Abu Nuwas provides the enjoyable lifestyles tale of this mythical determine along obtainable translations of a few of his most vital poems. With commentaries, a word list and a consultant to additional interpreting, this ebook is the perfect advent to a real genius of Arabic literature.

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