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By Philip Kennedy

Abu Nuwas (c. 756-813) was once one of many maximum Arab poets of the classical interval. In literary historical past, he's remembered mainly because the hard-drinking and eloquent composer of dissolute wine poems, from which he emerges as essentially the most charismatic figures in international literature. but, he was once in reality an all-round poet and exerted a profound effect on Abbasid poetry extra quite often; he's certainly one of a handful of people who will be deemed to face on the very center of Arabic literary tradition. Abu Nuwas offers the exciting existence tale of this mythical determine along obtainable translations of a few of his most crucial poems. With commentaries, a word list and a consultant to additional interpreting, this ebook is the appropriate creation to a real genius of Arabic literature.

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