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The epistle of forgiveness, or : a pardon to enter the garden

Author: Abū al-ʻAlāʼ al-Maʻarrī; G J H van Gelder; Gregor Schoeler; ʻAlī ibn Manṣūr Ibn al-Qāriḥ
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2016.
Series: Library of Arabic literature.
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Abū al-ʻAlāʼ al-Maʻarrī, 973-1057.
Epistle of forgiveness, or,
New York : New York University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015045309
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abū al-ʻAlāʼ al-Maʻarrī; G J H van Gelder; Gregor Schoeler; ʻAlī ibn Manṣūr Ibn al-Qāriḥ
ISBN: 9781479848102 1479848107 9781479865512 1479865516
OCLC Number: 930068147
Language Note: Bilingual English and Arabic edition.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Letter from the General Editor; About this Paperback; Foreword; Abbreviations used in the Introduction and Translation; Acknowledgments; Introduction; A Note on the Text; Notes to the Introduction; THE EPISTLE OF IBN AL-QĀRIḤ ; Ibn al-Qāriḥ's hopes for a meeting with al-Ma'arrī ; Criticism of heresy and heretics; On fate; Ibn al-Qāriḥ's complaints of old age; The Prophet at the beginning of his mission; Ibn al-Qāriḥ's weaknesses and self-reproach; The Sheikh exculpates himself; Praise of al-Ma' arrī; On memorizing and forgetting; Ibn al-Qāriḥ complains again. THE EPISTLE OF FORGIVENESS Preamble; Al-Ma'arrī's description of Ibn al-Qāriḥ's letter; Paradise (I); Description of Paradise; drinking scene; The Sheikh's excursion; The conversation with al-A'shā Maymūn; The conversation with Zuhayr; The conversation with 'Abī d ibn al-Abraṣ ; The conversation with ' Adī ibn Zayd; The conversation with Abū Dhu'ayb al-Hudhalī; The conversation with the two Nābighahs, al-Dhubyānī and al-Ja'dī; The geese of Paradise; The first conversation with Labīd; The singing of the damsels; An altercation in Paradise; The conversation with Ḥassān ibn Thābit. The five one-eyed men of QaysThe story of Tamīm ibn Ubayy ibn Muqbil; The Sheikh's Story of his Resurrection, the Day of Judgement, and his Entry into Paradise; The Sheikh's conversation with Riḍwān and Zufar, guards of the Garden; The conversation with 'Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib; The conversation with Fāṭimah, the Prophet's daughter; The Prophet's intercession; The crossing of the Bridging Path; The second conversation with Riḍwān; the entry into Paradise; Paradise (II); The conversation with "the Camel-herd" and Ḥumayd ibn Thawr; The second conversation with Labīd; A banquet in Paradise. The conversation with the two "Locusts"The conversation with Jirān al-'Awd; The dance of the damsels; Beer, marinated peacock, and roast goose; The conversation with the two damsels; The tree of damsels; Between Paradise and Hell; The Paradise of the demons; The poetry of the demons; Abū Hadrash al-Khayta'ūr's heroic deeds; Animals in Paradise; In the furthest reaches of Paradise; a conversation with al-Ḥuṭay'ah; The conversation with al-Khansā' ; Hell; The conversation with Satan; The conversation with Bashshār ibn Burd; The conversation with Imru' al-Qays; The conversation with 'Antarah. The conversation with 'AlqamahThe conversation with 'Amr ibn Kulthūm; Al-Ḥārith ibn Ḥillizah; The conversation with Ṭarafah; The conversation with Aws ibn Ḥajar; The conversations with the Hudhalī poets Abū Kabīr and Ṣakhr al-Ghayy; The conversation with al-Akhṭal; The conversation with Muhalhil; The conversation with the two poets called Muraqqish; The conversation with the two brigand poets, al-Shanfarā and Ta'abbaṭa Sharrā; Return to Paradise; A meeting with Adam; The snakes of Paradise; The Sheikh's return to his paradisical damsel; In the Paradise of the rajaz poets.
Series Title: Library of Arabic literature.
Other Titles: Pardon to enter the garden
Responsibility: by Abu l-ʻAlāʼ al-Maʻarri ; preceded by Ibn al-Qari's Epistle ; translated by Geert Jan Van Gelder and Gregor Schoeler ; foreword by Matthew Reynolds.

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