Identification and Identity in Classical Arab Poetry

Poetry & Literature

Author: M. C. Lyons
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9780906094389
Language: English
Hardback, 384p, H210 x W149 (mm) 

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In early Arabic poetry, poets mostly speak in the first person – a point which sets their tradition apart from most other civilisations. This study investigates the characteristic poetic roles found in the works of thirty seven poets dating from the pre-Islamic to the Abbasid period, to which are added specimens of Spanish Arabic lyric poetry and the popular poetry of Baghdad.