Arabic Poetry: A Primer for Students

Arabic Poetry: A Primer for Students

by A. J. Arberry

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521092579
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/02/1965
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Author's note; Introduction; 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.

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