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Abu Nuwas : a genius of poetry

Author: Philip F Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, ©2005.
Series: Makers of the Muslim world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Abu Nuwas (c.756-813) was one of the greatest Arab poets of the classical period. In literary history he is remembered chiefly as the hard-drinking and eloquent composer of dissolute wine poems, from which he emerges as one of the most charismatic figures in world literature. Yet he was in fact an all-round poet and exerted a profound influence on Abbasid poetry more generally; he is one of a handful of individuals  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kennedy, Philip F.
Abu Nuwas.
Oxford : Oneworld, ©2005
(OCoLC)607621540
Named Person: Abū Nuwās; Abū Nuwās; Abu-Nuwas.; Abū Nuwās
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip F Kennedy
ISBN: 1851683607 9781851683604
OCLC Number: 57638436
Description: xii, 145 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: "Dangling Locks and Babel Eyes" --
A Biographical Sketch of Abu Nuwas (c. 757-814) --
Background and origins --
Education --
Love for Janan --
The Move to Baghdad --
The "Modern" Poet --
Sexuality --
Character and Temperament --
Prison --
Sojourn in Egypt --
Death and Afterlife --
"Love, Wine, Sodomy ... and the Lash" --
The Lyric Poetry of Abu Nuwas --
Erotic Poetry --
Two Traditions of Love Poetry --
A Sketch --
A Digest of Idealized Love --
Inching towards Frivolity and Lust --
The Psychology of Master and Servant --
Turning the Tables --
Pandering (to) Satan --
Fear of Women and Other Anxieties --
Seduction and Rape --
Writing (and) Letters --
Christian Boys --
Wine Poetry --
Beloved Wine --
Failed Cross-Wooing and an Orgy --
Two Views of Time --
"Whose are the Remnants ...?" --
Trumping the Theologian --
Dialogue with a Jewish Taverner --
Numinous Wine --
Jonah Comes Out of the Whale --
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" --
On Panegyric and Satire --
The Panegyric --
A. Formal and Sober --
B. Less Formal and Less Sober --
C. Occasional and Miscellaneous Eulogy --
"Pens Dipped in Bitter Gall" --
Satire --
Bread and Bereavement --
The Politics of State and al-Amin --
Spite and Sacrilege --
Tasteless Ja 'far the Barmecide --
The Alchemist and Phony Genealogies --
Isma'il ibn Abi Sahl --
The Stolen Member --
Quack Philosopher of Egypt --
Onanist Job --
A Prison Consultation --
Servants and Singing Girls --
Fatal Provocation? --
Some Hunting Poems and a Game of Polo --
A Saluki Hound --
The Cheetah --
Elegy for a Hound.
Series Title: Makers of the Muslim world.
Responsibility: Philip F. Kennedy.

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Introducing the infamous hard-drinking and eloquent poet who stands at the very heart of Arabic literary culture.  Read more...

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Geert Jan van Gelder - Laudian Professor of Arabic, Oxford University"Philip has written a very good book on the great (in my view) greatest Arabic poet, Abu Nuwas... The literary analysis is Read more...

 
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