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By Margaret Larkin

This exhaustive and but mesmerizing examine considers the existence and paintings of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), usually considered as the best of the classical Arab poets. A progressive at middle and infrequently imprisoned or compelled into exile all through his tumultuous existence, al-Mutanabbi wrote either debatable satires and whilst hired via certainly one of his many shoppers, laudatory panegyrics. utilising an ornate variety and use of the ode, al-Mutanabbi used to be one of many first to effectively movement clear of the regularly inflexible kind of Arabic verse, the ‘qasida’.

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