Andalus: Moorish Songs of Love and Wine

Front Cover
Ted Gorton
Eland, 2007 - Poetry - 126 pages
0 Reviews
The idea of Moorish Spain captures the modern imagination, with its tales of knowledge shared across the borders of medieval Islam and Christendom, and of courts resounding to the gentle oriental strains of lute and ney. Yet it is an elusive place, glimpsed in the haunted emptiness of the Alhambra's gilded halls or amidst the pillars of the Great Mosque of Cordoba. This collection of its poetry, in a sparkling new translation by T. J. Gorton, fills those deserted spaces with the Moorish lust for life, and with a near-suffocating desire for love and for the rich enchantments of wine, laughter, moonlit picnics, and bare flesh.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Ibn Hani
Ibn ShakU

4 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information