The Resource Night and horses and the desert : an anthology of classical Arabic literature, Robert Irwin., (ebook)

Night and horses and the desert : an anthology of classical Arabic literature, Robert Irwin., (ebook)

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Night and horses and the desert : an anthology of classical Arabic literature
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Night and horses and the desert
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an anthology of classical Arabic literature
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Robert Irwin.
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eng
Summary
Spanning the fifth to the sixteenth centuries, from Afghanistan to Spain, Night & Horses & The Desert includes translated extracts from all the major classics in an invaluable introduction to the subject. Robert Irwin has selected a wide range of Arabic poetry and prose in translation, from the most important and typical texts to the very obscure. Alongside the extracts, Irwin's copious commentary and notes provide an explanatory history of Arabic literature. What were the various genres and to what extent were they constrained by rules? What were the canons of traditional Arabic literary criticism? How were Arabic prose and poetry recited and written down? Irwin explores the literary environments of the desert, salon, mosque, and bookshop and provides brief biographies of the caliphs, princesses, warriors, scribes, dandies, and mystics who created such a rich and diverse literary culture. Night & Horses & The Desert gives western readers a unique taste of the sheer vitality and depth of the medieval Arab past
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Midwest
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892.7/08
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Night and horses and the desert : an anthology of classical Arabic literature, Robert Irwin., (ebook)
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9781590209141
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MWT12334495
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Night and horses and the desert : an anthology of classical Arabic literature, Robert Irwin., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781590209141
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12334495
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12334495
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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