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Author: Philip Kennedy
Publisher: London : Oneworld Publications, 2007. ©2012
Series: Makers of the Muslim world.
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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  Read more...
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Kennedy, Philip.
Abu Nuwas : A Genius of Poetry.
London : Oneworld Publications, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Kennedy
ISBN: 9781780741888 178074188X 9781851685103 1851685103
OCLC Number: 1022938878
Notes: Restrictions on access to electronic version: access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS id and password.
Description: 1 online resource (115 pages).
Contents: Title page --
Dedication and Copyright page --
Contents --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1 â#x80;#x9C;DANGLING LOCKS AND BABEL EYESâ#x80;#x9D; â#x80;#x93; A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF ABU NUWAS (c. 757â#x80;#x93;814) --
Background and origins --
Education --
Love for Janan --
The Move to Baghdad --
The â#x80;#x9C;Modernâ#x80;#x9D; Poet --
Sexuality --
Character and Temperament --
Prison --
Sojourn in Egypt --
Death and Afterlife --
2 â#x80;#x9C;LOVE, WINE, SODOMY ... AND THE LASHâ#x80;#x9D; â#x80;#x93; THE LYRIC POETRY OF ABU NUWAS --
Erotic Poetry --
Two Traditions of Love Poetry â#x80;#x93; 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 --
â#x80;#x9C;Whose are the Remnants ...?â#x80;#x9D; --
Trumping the Theologian --
Dialogue with a Jewish Taverner --
Numinous Wine --
Jonah Comes Out of the Whale --
3 â#x80;#x9C;THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLYâ#x80;#x9D; â#x80;#x93; ON PANEGYRIC AND SATIRE --
The Panegyric --
A. Formal and Sober --
B. Less Formal and Less Sober --
C. Occasional and Miscellaneous Eulogy --
â#x80;#x9C;Pens Dipped in Bitter Gallâ#x80;#x9D; â#x80;#x93; Satire --
Bread and Bereavement --
The Politics of State and al-Amin --
Spite and Sacrilege --
Tasteless Jaâ#x80;#x98;far the Barmecide --
The Alchemist and Phony Genealogies --
Ismaâ#x80;#x98;il ibn Abi Sahl --
The Stolen Member --
Quack Philosopher of Egypt --
Onanist Job --
A Prison Consultation --
Servants and Singing Girls --
Fatal Provocation? --
4 SOME HUNTING POEMS AND A GAME OF POLO --
A Saluki Hound --
The Cheetah --
Elegy for a Hound --
The Polo Match --
5 â#x80;#x9C;POETRY FOR MORTALS AND THE DEADâ#x80;#x9D; â#x80;#x93; ON THE ASCETIC POEM AND THE ELEGY --
The Ascetic Poem --
A Righteous Dowry --
Manâ#x80;#x99;s Mortal Genealogy --
The Danger of Empty Talk. Eloquent Simplicity --
Sound and Meaning --
The Permanent Ink of the Angels --
The Elegy --
For Harun al-Rashid (d. 809) --
For Muhammad ibn Zubayda â#x80;#x9C;al-Aminâ#x80;#x9D; (d. 813) --
For the Barmecides --
Fragment for His Son --
For Waliba ibn al-Hubab --
For a Sick Friend --
For Himself --
An Afterword â#x80;#x93; â#x80;#x9C;Walk the Even Path with Me ... â#x80;#x9D; --
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Series Title: Makers of the Muslim world.

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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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