Reorientations: Arabic and Persian poetry

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Indiana University Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 269 pages
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"Quite simply: these are seminal essays.... Distinguished scholarship, erudite, and full of innovative ways of interpreting Arabic and Persian poetry." -- Omar Pound "[This book] reads Arabic and Persian poetry in a refreshingly new and significant way.... raises our understanding... to a new level." -- James T. Monroe Innovative methodologies reorient critical readings of classical Middle Eastern literature.

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Contents

PreIslamic Panegyric and the Poetics of Redemption
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Toward an Arabic Elegiac Lexicon
58
Guises of the Ghul
130
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Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych is Professor of Arabic Literature and Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is author of Abu Tammam and the Poetics of the Abbasid Age (Brill, 1991); The Mute Immortals Speak (Cornell, 1993); and editor of Reorientations/Arabic and Persian Poetry(Indiana University Press, 1994). She serves as editor of the Journal of Arabic Literature.

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