Classical Arabic Literature A Library of Arabic Literature Anthology

ISBN-10: 0814738265

ISBN-13: 9780814738269

Edition: 2012

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NYU Press and NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) announce the establishment of theLibrary of Arabic Literature(LAL), a new publishing series offering Arabic editions and English translations of the great works of classical Arabic literature. The translations, rendered in parallel-text format with Arabic and English on facing pages, will be undertaken by renowned scholars of Arabic literature and Islamic studies, and will include a full range of works, including poetry, poetics, fiction, religion, philosophy, law, science, history and historiography. Unprecedented in its scope, LAL will produce authoritative and fiable editions of the Arabic and modern, lucid English translations, introducing the treasures of the Arabic literary heritage to scholars and students, as well as to a general audience of readers.
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List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Library of Arabic Literature
Publication date: 12/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Geert Jan van Gelder was Laudian Professor of Arabic at the University of Oxford from 1998 to 2012. He is the author of several books on classical Arabic literature, including Beyond the Line: Classical Arabic Literary Critics on the Coherence and Unity of the Poem and Of Dishes and Discourse: Classical Arabic Literary Representations of Food .

Letter from the General Editor
Notes to the Introduction
A Qasidah by �Abid ibn al-Abras
A Qasidah by 'Alqamah ibn 'Abadah
A Qasidah by al-Muthaqqib al-'Abdi
An Elegy (Marthiyah) by al-Khansa'
Polemics in Verse: An Invective Qasidah by al-Akhtal and a Reply by Jarir
Love in the Desert: A Qasidah by Dhu 1-Rummah
An Umayyad Ghazal Poem, used as an Abbasid Song Text
An 'Udhri Ghazal attributed to Majnun Layla
An Umayyad Ghazal by 'Umar ibn Abi Rabi'ah
A Love Poem by Umrn Khalid
Anti-Arab, Pro-Iranian Lampoon (Hija') by Bashshar ibn Burd
A Modern (Muhdath) Ghazal Epigram by Abu Nuwas
A Ghazal by Abu Nuwas: On a Boy Called 'Ali
Two Wine Poems by Abu Nuwas
A Lampooning Epigram (Hijd') by Abu Nuwas
A Ghazal Poem by al-�Abbas ibn al-Ahnaf
Three Love Epigrams by 'Ulayyah bint al-Mahdl
A Poem of Asceticism (Zuhdiyyah) by Abu 1-Atahiyah
Ibn d-Rumi: On His Poetry
A Qasidah by Ibn al-Rumi: A Party at �Abd al-Malik ibn Salih al-Hashimi's
A Panegyric Qasidah by al-Buhturi
A Victory Ode by al-Mutanabbi: The Qasidah on Sayf al-Dawlah's Recapture of the Fortress of al-Hadath
Nature Poetry: Two Epigrams by Ibn Khafajah
Stropbic Poem: A Muwashshahah by al-A'ma al-Tutili
An Anonymous Muwashshahah from Spain
There Descended to You: A Philosophical Allegory by Ibn Sina
Five Epigrams on Death and Belief, by Abu l-'Ala' al-Ma'arri
Mystical Ghazal: A Poem by Ibn al-Farid
A Mystical Zajal by al-Shushtari
Two Elegies on the Death of his Concubine, by Ibn Nubatah al-Misrl
A Zajal: An Elegy on the Elephant Marzuq
Early Rajaz
A Few Lines from the Poem of Proverbs by Abu l-'Atahiyah
A Few Lines from The Thousand-liner by Ibn Malik
Light Verse: A Domestic Disaster, by Abu 1-Hakam al Maghribi
"Didactic" Verse: From a Poem on How to Behave in Society, by Ibn Makanis
Examples of Early Rhymed Prose (Saj�)
A Pre-Islamic Tale: The Princess on the Myrtle Leaf (Three Versions)
How the Queen of Sheba Became Queen
Two Stories from Meadows of Gold by al-Mas'udi
Lives of The Poets: al-Farazdaq Tells the Story of Imru' al-Qays and the Girls at the Pond
Bedouin Romance: The Unhappy Love Story of Qays and Lubna
A Parable: The Human Condition, or The Man in the Pit
Mirror for Princes (and Others): Passages from Right Conduct by Ibn al-Muqaffa'
Al-Jahiz on Flies and Other Things
Essayistic Prose: Al-Tawhidi on the Superiority of the Arabs
History as Literature: Al-Amin and al-Ma'mun, the Sons of Harun al-Rashid
Moral Tales and Parables: Passages from The Epistles of the Sincere Brethren
Prose Narrative: Four Stories by al-Tanukhi
The Isfahan Maqamah by Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadhani
The Debate of Pen and Sword, by Ahmad Ibn Burd al-Asghar
A Visit to Heaven and Hell, by Abu l-'Ala' al-Ma'arri
Poetics: Ibn Rashiq on the Definition and Structure of Poetry
Literary Criticism: From The Secrets of Eloquence by 'Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani
Popular Science: Two Chapters from the Encyclopedia of Animals by al-Damiri
A Section from an Adah Encyclopedia: The Chapter on Stinginess from The Precious and Refined in Every Genre and Kind by al-Ibshihi
A Fairytale: The Tale of the Forty Girls
Erotica: The Young Girl and the Dough Kneader, from The Old Man's Rejuvenation by al-Tifashi
Two Burlesque Stories from Brains Confounded by al-Shirbini
Lyrical Prose: A Visit to the Bath, by al-Haymi al-Kawkabani
Glossary of Names and Terms
Further Reading
About the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
About the Typefaces
About the Translator
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