The Life and Times of Abū Tammām

The Life and Times of Abū Tammām

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A robust defense of a poetic genius

Abū Tammām (d. 231 or 232/845 or 846) is one of the most celebrated poets in the Arabic language. Born in Syria to Greek Christian parents, he converted to Islam and quickly made his name as one of the premier Arabic poets in the caliphal court of Baghdad, promoting a new style of poetry that merged abstract and complex imagery with archaic Bedouin language. Both highly controversial and extremely popular, this sophisticated verse… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Nyu Press (November 13, 2018)

Collection: Library of Arabic Literature

Format: EPUB

File size: 3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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