Essays in Arabic Literary Biography: 1350-1850

Essays in Arabic Literary Biography: 1350-1850

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The essays, which discuss authors in a variety of literary genres and across the spectrum of the region concerned-from Iraq in the East to Tunisia in the West-provide clear evidence of the gradually changing roles of the indigenous and the imported which are an intrinsic feature of the movement known in Arabic as al-bahada (cultural revival) and the way in which Arab litterateurs chose to respond to the inspiration that such changes inevitably engendered. --that range from grammar to history to astronomy to Islamic law to literary tropes and themes of all sorts. ... Muhammads first) described him as a literary lightweight (qillat al-adab); al-SafadTa#39;s response was, first, to suggest that he actually lookanbsp;...

Title:Essays in Arabic Literary Biography: 1350-1850
Author:Joseph Edmund Lowry, Devin J. Stewart
Publisher:Otto Harrassowitz Verlag - 2009


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