By Margaret Larkin
This exhaustive and but enchanting research considers the existence and paintings of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), usually considered as the best of the classical Arab poets. A progressive at center and sometimes imprisoned or pressured into exile all through his tumultuous existence, al-Mutanabbi wrote either debatable satires and while hired via one among his many shoppers, laudatory panegyrics. using an ornate sort and use of the ode, al-Mutanabbi used to be one of many first to effectively flow clear of the regularly inflexible type of Arabic verse, the ‘qasida’.
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Al-Mutanabbi: The Poet of Sultans and Sufis (Makers of the Muslim World) by Margaret Larkin