Makers of the Muslim World: Abu Nuwas: A Genius of Poetry
By: Kennedy, Philip F.
Introducing the infamous hard-drinking and eloquent poet who stands at the very heart of Arabic literary culture.
This is the first book to present the life, times and poetry of one of the greatest poets in the Arab tradition, Abu Nuwas. Author Philip Kennedy provides the narrative of Abu Nuwas's fascinating life, which was full of intrigue and debauched adventure, in parallel with the presentation of his greatest poems, across all genres, in easy and accessible translations, giving commentary where needed.
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Kennedy, Philip F.
Oneworld Publications, London, 2020 Reprint c. 2005
14 x 22 cm / 5.75 x 8.75 in
Islam - Biography - History
THIS SERIES is devoted to the men and women throughout history who have made a significant contribution to the political, intellectual and religious landscape of the Muslim world. Each title combines first-rate scholarship with a strong emphasis on readability, and will serve as a perfect introduction for lay readers and academics alike.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Philip F. Kennedy is Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and islamic Studies and Comparative Literature at New York University. His published works include 'The Wine Song in Classical Arabic Poetry: Abu Nuwas and the Literary Tradition'.
REVIEWS Geert Jan van Gelder - Laudian Professor of Arabic, Oxford University 'Philip has written a very good book on the great (in my view) greatest Arabic poet, Abu Nuwas... The literary analysis is generally excellent, balanced and erudite.'