By Margaret Larkin
This exhaustive and but spell binding examine considers the existence and paintings of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), frequently considered as the best of the classical Arab poets. A innovative at middle and sometimes imprisoned or compelled into exile all through his tumultuous lifestyles, al-Mutanabbi wrote either debatable satires and while hired by way of one among his many consumers, laudatory panegyrics. making use of an ornate sort and use of the ode, al-Mutanabbi used to be one of many first to effectively stream clear of the generally inflexible kind of Arabic verse, the ‘qasida’.
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