Brains Confounded by the Ode of Abū Shādūf Expounded

Brains Confounded by the Ode of Abū Shādūf Expounded

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Witty, bawdy, and vicious, Yūsuf al-Shirbīnī’s Brains Confounded pits the “coarse” rural masses against the “refined” urban population. In Volume One, al-Shirbīnī describes the three rural “types”—peasant cultivator, village man-of-religion, and rural dervish—offering anecdotes testifying to the ignorance, dirtiness, and criminality of each. In Volume Two, he presents a hilarious parody of the verse-and-commentary genre so beloved by scholars… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Nyu Press (April 09, 2019)

Collection: Library of Arabic Literature

Format: EPUB

File size: 4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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