Night and horses and the desert: an anthology of classical Arabian literature

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Allen Lane The Penguin Press, Sep 16, 1999 - Fiction - 462 pages
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User Review  - asim - LibraryThing

Not much to say; it's a dense book that I read many moons ago. Not the best for reproduction of period poetical forms, as it talks more about the cultural aspects of the form than about the poetry itself. Focuses on early Islam, up to 'Abbasid era. Read full review

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User Review  - Edith - Goodreads

A beautiful collection, along with excellent commentary that elucidates the poems, giving much needed historical, religious, and socio-cultural background in order to appreciate the poems more. I wish ... Read full review


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