By Margaret Larkin

This exhaustive and but mesmerizing research considers the lifestyles and paintings of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), frequently considered as the best of the classical Arab poets. A innovative at middle and infrequently imprisoned or pressured into exile all through his tumultuous lifestyles, al-Mutanabbi wrote either arguable satires and whilst hired by way of one in all his many consumers, laudatory panegyrics. applying an ornate variety and use of the ode, al-Mutanabbi was once one of many first to effectively circulation clear of the characteristically inflexible type of Arabic verse, the ‘qasida’.

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