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The Penguin Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature (Penguin Classics) [Paperback]

Robert Irwin
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25 May 2006 Penguin Classics
Spanning the fifth century to the sixteenth, and ranging from Afghanistan to Spain, this unique collection provides a profound insight into the sheer vitality and depth of Classical Arabic literature. From the earliest surviving fragments of The Thousand and One Nights to the elegant beauty and profound power of the Qur'an - believed by the Islamic faith to contain the actual words of Allah - it includes translated extracts from all the major works of the period, alongside many less well-known but equally fascinating pieces. Exploring such traditional themes as lovesick yearning and fated doom, and considering subjects as diverse as the etiquette of falling in love with slave-girls and the terrors of the sea, this compelling anthology of poetry and prose brilliantly illuminates a body of writing that has been unjustly neglected by the west for centuries.

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (25 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141441887
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141441887
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 12.8 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 506,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Robert Irwin read Modern History at Oxford and taught Medieval History at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of The Middle East and the Middle Ages, The Arabian Nights: A Companion, Islamic Art, and The Alhambra (2004). He has also published six novels, of which the most recent is Satan Wants Me. He reviews for a wide range of periodicals and is a director of a publishing company). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the London Institute of Pataphysics.

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If we define literature as something that is written down, then there was no such thing as Arabic literature before the coming of Islam. Read the first page
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This book is a reissue under a new name of the author's "Night, Horses and the Desert", a wonderful anthology of Arabic literature. The book is a compilation of a variety of translations by a number of different translators covering most areas of Classical Arabic literature, with a lot of literary history tying the translations together. I don't know anything better as a detailed intro to Classical Arabic literature.
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