Arabian Satire

Arabian Satire

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Satirical verse on society and its hypocrisies

A master of satire known for his ribald humor, self-deprecation, and invective verse (hijāʾ), the poet Ḥmēdān al-Shwēʿir was an acerbic critic of his society and its morals. Living in the Najd region of the Arabian Peninsula, Ḥmēdān wrote in an idiom widely referred to as “Nabaṭī,” here a mix of Najdī vernacular and archaic vocabulary and images dating to the origins of Arabic poetry. In Arabian Satire… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Nyu Press (April 07, 2020)

Collection: Library of Arabic Literature

Format: EPUB

File size: 4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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