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Arabic Love Poetry from the Desert: Majnun Leyla, Arabic Text, Commentary and Translations [Paperback]

Joyce Akesson
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23 Feb 2012
The main body of the present book is a presentation of 62 Arabic poems in the original from the 7th century of the work of Qays b. al-Mulawwah (d. 688), also known as Majnün Leyla "the one who was mad about Leyla". Each Arabic poem has an English translation on the facing page. The English text has footnotes referring to comments that are placed at the end of the work. The poems tell the story of Qays' love to his cousin, Leyla bint Mahdıy (d. 688), better known as Leyla al-Amirıya, and provide insights into themes that were prevalent in the ashar al-ghazal al-udhrı "platonic or virginal love poems" during the Ummayad era and onwards. A consuming passion emerges from the versions that have inspired countless of people more than 1200 years ago and throughout the centuries. About the Author: Joyce Akesson has studied the Semitic languages at Lund's University, Sweden and has previously been a lecturer there during many years. She is the author of several books about foreign linguistics, among which "Causes and Principles in Arabic", "Arabic Proverbs and Wise Sayings", "A Study of Arabic Phonology", "The Basics & Intricacies of Arabic Morphology", "The Phonological Changes due to the Hamza and Weak Consonant in Arabic", "A Study of the Assimilation and Substitution in Arabic", "The Essentials of the Class of the Strong Verb in Arabic", "The Complexity of the Irregular Verbal and Nominal Forms & the Phonological Changes in Arabic", "Arabic Morphology and Phonology based on the Marah" and "Ahmad b. Ali b. Masud on Arabic Morphology, Part One: The Strong Verb". She has also published several articles about Arabic linguistics in two Journals, the Journal of Arabic Linguistics (the ZAL or Zeitschrift für Arabische Linguistik) Wiesbaden, and the previous Acta Orientalia, Denmark. She has also written a lemma about sarf "morphology/phonology in the Encyclopaedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, vol. 4. Leiden: Brill, 20. She is also the author of three books of poems "Love's Thrilling Dimensions", "The Invitation" and "Majnun Leyla: Poems about Passion".

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  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Pallas Athena Distribution; 1 edition (23 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English, Arabic
  • ISBN-10: 9197895474
  • ISBN-13: 978-9197895477
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Joyce Akesson has studied the Semitic languages at Lund's University, Sweden and has previously been a lecturer there during many years. She is the author of eight books about foreign linguistics: "A Study of Arabic Phonology", "The Basics & Intricacies of Arabic Morphology", "The Phonological Changes due to the Hamza and Weak Consonant in Arabic", "A Study of the Assimilation and Substitution in Arabic", "The Essentials of the Class of the Strong Verb in Arabic", "The Complexity of the Irregular Verbal and Nominal Forms & the Phonological Changes in Arabic", "Arabic Morphology and Phonology based on the Marah" and "Ahmad b. Ali b. Masud on Arabic Morphology, Part One: The Strong Verb" and several articles about Arabic morphology and phonology.
She has also published several articles about Arabic linguistics in two Journals, the Journal of Arabic Linguistics (the ZAL or Zeitschrift für Arabische Linguistik) Wiesbaden, and the previous Acta Orientalia, Denmark. She has also written a lemma about sarf "morphology/phonology in the Encyclopaedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, vol. 4. Leiden: Brill, 20.
She is also the author of three books of poems "Love's Thrilling Dimensions", "The Invitation" and "Majnun Leyla: Poems about Passion".
Two of her poems have also been selected in an Anthology in the UK.

You can check her web page www.joyceakesson.com

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About the Author

Joyce Akesson has studied the Semitic languages at Lund's University, Sweden and has previously been a lecturer there during many years. She is the author of several books about foreign linguistics, among which "Causes and Principles in Arabic", "Arabic Proverbs and Wise Sayings", "A Study of Arabic Phonology", "The Basics & Intricacies of Arabic Morphology", "The Phonological Changes due to the Hamza and Weak Consonant in Arabic", "A Study of the Assimilation and Substitution in Arabic", "The Essentials of the Class of the Strong Verb in Arabic", "The Complexity of the Irregular Verbal and Nominal Forms & the Phonological Changes in Arabic", "Arabic Morphology and Phonology based on the Marah" and "Ahmad b. Ali b. Masud on Arabic Morphology, Part One: The Strong Verb". She has also published several articles about Arabic linguistics in two Journals, the Journal of Arabic Linguistics (the ZAL or Zeitschrift für Arabische Linguistik) Wiesbaden, and the previous Acta Orientalia, Denmark. She has also written a lemma about sarf "morphology/phonology in the Encyclopaedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, vol. 4. Leiden: Brill, 20. She is also the author of three books of poems "Love's Thrilling Dimensions", "The Invitation" and "Majnun Leyla: Poems about Passion".

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3.0 out of 5 stars Useful Arabic poetry book for students 14 Jun 2014
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I bought this book because I wanted to read and study some classical Arabic poetry in an attempt to improve my level of Arabic, as well as to enjoy the poetry for its own sake of course. For these purposes it is fine, although as with other parallel texts it would have been nice if the English translation had been obscured somehow, maybe by putting it on the following page, so that it was not so easy to refer to. I assume that this book is aimed at students since Arabic speakers would not need the translation, and non-Arabic speakers would not need the Arabic, an assumption I make about all parallel text publications. It would simply be better exercise in my view for the reader/student to determine the meaning then check the translation.
As far as the product itself is concerned I have some reservations, and this is the reason for the three stars. I suspect that this book is one of those that is printed on demand. The reason I say this is because the English (the less important text) is crisp and clear, looking like it has been printed from text (by PostScript or similar). The Arabic (the more important text) is not always so clear, looking like it has been reproduced from a scanned image. This means that in one or two places the diacritics and hariket are difficult to read. Knowledge of grammar etc. might help because the correct diacritic/harika could be construed from context however this knowledge might not always be available to a student (such as myself) and in any case we are talking about classical Arabic grammar and poetry, both of which might follow a slightly different set of rules from MSA.
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