The Wine Song in Classical Arabic Poetry: Abu Nuwas and the Literary Tradition by Philip F. KennedyThe Wine Song in Classical Arabic Poetry: Abu Nuwas and the Literary Tradition by Philip F. Kennedy

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Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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The classical period of Arab civilization produced the most extensive and highly developed bacchic tradition in world literature, In this book, the author traces the history of classical Arabic wine poetry from its origins in sixth century Arabia to its heyday in Baghdad at the turn of theninth century. The focus is on the greatest and perhaps most likeable of Arabic poets, Abu Nuwas. Although wine poetry is only one of the many genres for which he is known, it is the one that has ensured his fame, and the one on which this book concentrates. The wine songs of the poet are analysedand their connections with poetics, ethics, and religion are explored. The author also puts Abu Nuwas in perspective by comparing him with his most important predecessors and contemporaries and by discussing his interaction with other poetic genres such as amatory, invective, ascetic, or gnomicverse.
Philip F. Kennedy is a Junior Research Fellow at St John's College Oxford.
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Title:The Wine Song in Classical Arabic Poetry: Abu Nuwas and the Literary TraditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:316 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`This work presents the reader with a rigorously critical analysis of an important genre of Arabic poetry ... The presentation of this volume is of the very highest standards ... we must express our gratitude to Kennedy and to the Clarendon Press (and to the Oxford Oriental Monograph series inwhich this book appears) for providing us with the luxury of such an accomplished and attractive study of one of the Arabic language's most celebrated poets.'Roger Allen, Middle East Journal