The Poetics of the Obscene in Pre-Modern Arabic Poetry PDF ePub eBook

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The Poetics of the Obscene in Pre-Modern Arabic Poetry free pdf The pre-modern Arab poet Ibn al-Hajjaj (941-1001) left an indelible mark on the trajectory of pre-modern Arabic poetry and culture by pioneering and popularizing a new mode of poetry, sukhf - obscene and scatological parody. His outrageously obscene poetry was admired by his contemporaries, as well by poets and critics of later periods. The modern period, however, has not been nearly as kind to Ibn al-Hajjaj. Sinan Antoon argues that the reasons for this oversight are ideological, for the most part, and have to do with modern misconceptions of what constitutes "good poetry." The Poetics of the Obscene in Pre-Modern Arabic Poetry is the first study of this fascinating poet and the genre he popularized, placing it within Arab cultural genealogy. Antoon reinscribes Ibn al-Hajjaj into the literary history from which he has been exiled and offers fascinating close readings of the poems in their social and cultural context.

About Sinan Antoon

Sinan Antoon is Associate Professor in the Gallatin School at New York University, USA. His translation of Mahmoud Darwish's last prose book In the Presence of Absence (2011) won the American Literary Translators' Award. He is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Arab Studies Journal and co-founder and co-editor of Jadaliyya.

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Author : Sinan Antoon
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 27 February 2014
ISBN : 1137301538
EAN : 9781137301536
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . The pre-modern Arab poet Ibn al-Hajjaj (941-1001) left an indelible mark on the trajectory of pre-modern Arabic poetry and culture by pioneering and popularizing a new mode of poetry, sukhf - obscen