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By Philip Kennedy

Abu Nuwas (c. 756-813) used to be one of many maximum Arab poets of the classical interval. In literary heritage, he's remembered mainly because the hard-drinking and eloquent composer of dissolute wine poems, from which he emerges as the most charismatic figures in international literature. but, he used to be actually an all-round poet and exerted a profound effect on Abbasid poetry extra in general; he's considered one of a handful of people who should be deemed to face on the very center of Arabic literary tradition. Abu Nuwas provides the exciting lifestyles tale of this mythical determine along obtainable translations of a few of his most vital poems. With commentaries, a thesaurus and a advisor to extra examining, this booklet is the right creation to a real genius of Arabic literature.

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