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Arabic Poetry

Arabic Poetry
A Primer for Students


  • Date Published: January 1965
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521092579

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  • Originally published in 1965, this is an introductory book for university students of Arabic literature. It begins with a substantial introduction in English by Professor Arberry on the development, nature, forms and rhythms of Arabic poetry. The main body of the book is an anthology of Arabic poems in the original, from the sixth century onwards, giving examples of the work of some thirty of the greatest Arab poets. Each poem has a literal English translation on the facing page; the notes, on points of language and style, are placed at the foot across the whole opening. Biographical notes on the poets are placed at the end of the book.

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    • Date Published: January 1965
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521092579
    • length: 184 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.2kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Author's note
    Text, Translation and Notes:
    1. Al-Samau'al
    2. Al-Nābigha
    3. 'Antara
    4. Al-Khansā'
    5. 'Umar Ibn Abī Rabī'a
    6. Bashshār Ibn Burd
    7. Abū Nuwās
    8. Abu 'L-'Atāhiya
    9. Abū Tammām
    10. Ibn Al-Rūmī
    11. Al-Buhturī
    12. Ibn Al-Mu'tazz
    13. Al-Mutanabbī
    14. Abū Firās
    15. Al-Sharīf Al-Radī
    16. Mihyār Al-Dailamī
    17. Al-Ma'arrī
    18. Ibn Zaidūn
    19. Ibn Al-Khaiyāt
    20. Ibn Khafāja
    21. Ibn Zuhr
    22. Ibn 'Unain
    23. Ibn Al-Fārid
    24. Bahā' Al-Dīn Xuhair
    25. Ibn Sahl
    26. Ibn Zākūr
    27. Al-Bārūdī
    29. Shauqī
    30. Matrān
    31. Al-Rusāfī
    Biographical notes.

  • Author

    A. J. Arberry

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