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The reader in al-Jāḥiẓ : the epistolary rhetoric of an Arabic prose master

Author: Thomas H Hefter
Publisher: Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press 2014
Series: Edinburgh studies in classical Arabic literature
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 9th-century essayist, theologian and encyclopaedist Amr b. Bahr al-Jahiz has long been acknowledged as a master of early Arabic prose writing. Many of his most engaging writings were clearly intended for a broad readership but were presented as letters to individuals. Despite the importance and quantity of these letters, surprisingly little academic notice has been paid to them. Now, Thomas Hefter takes a new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
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Named Person: Jāḥiẓ; Jāḥiẓ; Jāḥiẓ
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas H Hefter
ISBN: 9780748692750 0748692754 9780748692743 0748692746
OCLC Number: 967407711
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Sep 2016).
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 277 pages)
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in classical Arabic literature
Responsibility: Thomas Hefter.

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The 9th-century essayist, theologian and encyclopedist 'Amr b Bahr al-Jahiz has long been acknowledged as a master of early Arabic prose writing. This book looks at letters from one of the most  Read more...

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"There is no doubt that this book fills an important lacuna in scholarship and will be of great help to understand the complicated narrative of al-Jahiz and, in general, early Abbasid literature." -- Read more...

 
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