"A work of scholarship at the highest level, critically groundbreaking, textually grounded, elegantly argued, and of a depth and breadth that is rare in any field." Michael Sells, author of Desert Tracings: Six Classic Arabian Odes "A great achievement in literary theory and Islamic thought and a significant contribution to Arabic literature." Muhsin al-Musawi, author of Reading Iraq: Culture and Power in Conflict
About the Author
Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych is Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is author of The Poetics of Islamic Legitimacy: Myth, Gender, and Ceremony in the Classical Arabic Ode (IUP, 2002).