By Raymond Farrin
Abundance from the Desert offers a finished advent to classical Arabic poetry, one of many richest of poetic traditions. overlaying the interval approximately of 500â€"1250 c.e., it positive factors unique translations and illuminating discussions of a few significant classical Arabic poems from a number of genres. The poems are offered chronologically, each one positioned inside of a selected historic and literary context. jointly, the chosen poems recommend the variety and intensity of classical Arabic poetic expression; learn in series, they recommend the slow evolution of a convention. relocating past a trifling chronicle, Farrin outlines a brand new method of appreciating classical Arabic poetry in accordance with an expertise of concentric symmetry, within which the poem’s cohesion is considered now not as a linear development yet as an tricky symmetrical plot. In doing so, the writer offers those works in a broader, comparative gentle, revealing connections with different literatures. The reader is invited to ascertain those classical Arabic works no longer as remoted phenomena—notwithstanding their area of expertise and their organization with a discrete tradition—but quite as a part of a very good multicultural background.
This pioneering publication marks a tremendous leap forward within the research of Arabic poetry. while, it opens the door to this wealthy culture for the overall reader.
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Abundance from the Desert: Classical Arabic Poetry (Middle East Literature In Translation) by Raymond Farrin