Arabesques
Selections of Biography & Poetry from Classical Arabic Literature
World Arab Translators' Association, No. 2

Edited by Ibrahim Mumayiz
December 2006
Garant
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9044118889
133 pages, 5½ x 8¼"
$32.50 Paper Original


In this innovative collection, Ibrahim Mumayiz combines biography and poetry, giving the reader first, in Part I, biographical accounts of each of the four classical Arabic poets he has compiled here. Part II offers exerpts of their poetry organized thematically.

Mumayiz's translation of classical Arabic poetry makes use of iambic pentameter in effort to enhance the musical effect of classical Arabic poetry. This compilation is an excellent introduction to classical Arabic poetry.

Contents:
Introduction
Part 1. Biographies of Poets
Imru'ul Qays
'Antarah
al-Mutanabbi
al-M'aarri

Part 2. Translations of Arabic Poetry
On Love
Equestrianism
Reflections
Descriptions of Nature and the Hunt
On War, Wine and Praise

Bibliography


Literary Collections - Middle East


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