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Sobriety and mirth : a selection of the shorter writings of al-Jāhiz

Author: Jāḥiẓ; Jim Colville
Publisher: London ; New York : Kegan Paul ; New York : Distributed [in the U.S.] by Columbia University Press, 2002.
Series: Kegan Paul Arabia library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"These shorter pieces by the leader of Islamic literary culture aim to instruct us on matters of moral and social concern. They cover such uses as Chanteuses, The Pleasure of Girls and Boys, This Life and the Life to come, Drink and Drinkers, Envy, and the Superiority of the Front to the Back. Always taking a moral tone, Jahiz seldom fails to lighten with humour and wit."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jāḥiẓ, -868 or 9.
Sobriety and mirth.
London ; New York : Kegan Paul ; New York : Distributed [in the U.S.] by Columbia University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)654351693
Named Person: Jāḥiẓ; Jāḥiẓ; ʻAmr ibn Baḥr Jāḥiẓ
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jāḥiẓ; Jim Colville
ISBN: 0710306970 9780710306975
OCLC Number: 45307283
Language Note: Translated from Rasāʼil al-Jāḥiẓ.
Description: ix, 307 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Kegan Paul Arabia library.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: translated from the Arabic by Jim Colville.

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"These shorter pieces by the leader of Islamic literary culture aim to instruct us on matters of moral and social concern. They cover such uses as Chanteuses, The Pleasure of Girls and Boys, This Life and the Life to come, Drink and Drinkers, Envy, and the Superiority of the Front to the Back. Always taking a moral tone, Jahiz seldom fails to lighten with humour and wit."--BOOK JACKET.

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