Through analysing old and classical Arabic literature, together with the Qur'an, from in the Arabic literary culture, this booklet offers an unique interpretation of poetics, and of alternative vital elements of Arab tradition.
Ancient Arabic literature is a realm of poetry; prose literary types emerged quite past due, or even then remained within the shadow of poetic inventive efforts. characteristically, this literature has been considered via a philologist’s lens and has usually been represented as ‘materialistic’ within the experience that its poetry lacked mind's eye. therefore, Arabic poetry used to be frequently evaluated negatively relating to different poetic traditions. The Poetics of old and Classical Arabic Literature argues that outdated Arabic literature is remarkably coherent in poetical phrases and has its personal individuality, and that says of its materialism come up from a failure to understand the poetic ideas of the Arabic culture. Analysing the Qur’an, that's identified for confronting the poetry of the time, this ebook finds that "post Qur’anic" literature got here to be outlined opposed to it. hence, the structure and interpretation of Arabic literature imposed itself as a specific exegesis of the sacred Text.
Disputing conventional interpretations via arguing that Arabic literature can simply be assessed from inside of, and never via comparability with different literary traditions, this e-book is of curiosity to scholars and students of Islamic reports, Arabic reviews and Literary Studies.
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