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Mannerism in Arabic Poetry A Structural Analysis of Selected Texts (3rd Century AH/9th Century AD - 5th Century AH/11th Century AD)

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ISBN-10: 0521354854

ISBN-13: 9780521354851

Edition: 1989

Authors: Stefan Sperl, David Morgan

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Sperl's study questions whether mannerism and classicism can be applied to the analysis of Arabic poetry. While mannerism in Arabic literature has traditionally been associated with an excessive use of rhetorical devices and illustrated with reference to poetic fragments and extracts, Sperl approaches the question through a structuralist examination of poems as a whole. The texts selected range from the 9th to the 11th centuries AD and are drawn from the works of Abu l-Atahiya, Buhturi, Mihyar al-Daylami and Maarri. The poems which are studied in detail in successive chapters exhibit profound stylistic differences in sound, imagery, and composition. In the light of structuralist analysis,…    
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Book details

List price: $124.99
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/1/1989
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Islamic panegyric
Buhturi
Mihyar al-Daylami
Abu l-'Atahiya
Ma'arri
Mannerism
Appendix
Glossary of Arabic technical terms
Notes
Bibliography
Index