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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 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 global literature. but, he was once actually an all-round poet and exerted a profound impact on Abbasid poetry extra usually; he's one in every of a handful of people who may be deemed to face on the very middle of Arabic literary tradition. Abu Nuwas provides the pleasing lifestyles tale of this mythical determine along available translations of a few of his most vital poems. With commentaries, a thesaurus and a advisor to extra analyzing, this booklet is the proper creation to a real genius of Arabic literature.

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