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The mute immortals speak : pre-Islamic poetry and the poetics of ritual

Author: Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1993.
Series: Myth and poetics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Mute Immortals Speak will be important for students and scholars in the fields of Middle Eastern literatures, Islamic studies, folklore, oral literature...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Stetkevych, Suzanne Pinckney.
Mute immortals speak.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1993
(DLC) 93018173
(OCoLC)27431142
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych
ISBN: 9781501720178 1501720171 9781501720185 150172018X
OCLC Number: 1117445443
Notes: "Appendix of Arabic texts"--Page 287-317.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 334 pages)
Contents: Foreword / Gregory Nagy --
1. Voicing the Mute Immortals: The Muallaqah of Labid and the Rite of Passage --
2. Eating the Dead / The Dead Eating: Blood Vengeance as Sacrifice --
3. Taabbata Sharran and Oedipus: A Paradigm of Passage Manque --
4. Archetype and Attribution: Al-Shanfara and the Lamiyyat al-Arab --
5. The Obligations and Poetics of Gender: Women's Elegy and Blood Vengeance --
6. Memory Inflamed: Muhalhil ibn Rabiah and the War of al-Basus --
7. Regicide and Retribution: The Muallaqah of Imru al-Qays.
Series Title: Myth and poetics.
Responsibility: Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych.

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"In this analysis of the great Arabic language classics, the pre-Islamic ode, or qasidah, Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych ventures into such various fields as anthropology, religion, gender studies, Read more...

 
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