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Mannerism in Arabic Poetry : A Structural Analysis of Selected Texts (3rd Century AH/9th Century AD - 5th Century AH/11th Century AD) - Stefan Sperl

Mannerism in Arabic Poetry

A Structural Analysis of Selected Texts (3rd Century AH/9th Century AD - 5th Century AH/11th Century AD)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1989
ISBN: 9780521354851
Number Of Pages: 240

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This book attempts to identify elements of mannerism and classicism in medieval Arabic poetry. Mannerism in Arabic has usually been linked with the appearance of an ornate rhetorical style called badi which became characteristic of poetry and prose from the fifth century AH/ninth century AD onwards. This study, however, is not so much concerned with the discussion of rhetorical devices as manifest in selected passages and individual lines of poetry; rather, it seeks to attain its objective through a structuralist analysis of complete poems. After the formulation of a hypothesis on the structural coherence of a cardinal form of poetic expression, the panegyric, structuralist analyses of selected poems from the medieval era follow, and the final chapter describes mannerism and classicism as contrasting styles in which the individual poem relates in fundamentally different ways to the literary convention from which it arises and the subject matter it portrays.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Islamic panegyric
Buhturi
Mihyar al-Daylami
Abu l-'Atahiya
Ma'arri
Mannerism
Appendix
Glossary of Arabic technical terms
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521354851
ISBN-10: 0521354854
Series: Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 30th June 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.52