The Epistle of Forgiveness: Volumes One and Two (2020)

The Epistle of Forgiveness Volumes One and Two Known as one of the most complex and unusual texts in Arabic literature Banipal Magazine The Epistle of Forgiveness is the lengthy reply by the prolific Syrian poet and prose writer Abu l Ala al Ma
  • Title: The Epistle of Forgiveness: Volumes One and Two
  • Author: Abul 'Ala' Al-Ma'arri Gregor Schoeler Geert Jan Van Gelder Matthew Reynolds
  • ISBN: 9781479834945
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Epistle of Forgiveness: Volumes One and Two
    Known as one of the most complex and unusual texts in Arabic literature Banipal Magazine , The Epistle of Forgiveness is the lengthy reply by the prolific Syrian poet and prose writer, Abu l Ala al Ma arri d 449 H 1057 AD , to a letter by an obscure grammarian, Ibn al Qari With biting irony, The Epistle of Forgiveness mocks Ibn al Qari s hypocrisy and sycophancy by iKnown as one of the most complex and unusual texts in Arabic literature Banipal Magazine , The Epistle of Forgiveness is the lengthy reply by the prolific Syrian poet and prose writer, Abu l Ala al Ma arri d 449 H 1057 AD , to a letter by an obscure grammarian, Ibn al Qari With biting irony, The Epistle of Forgiveness mocks Ibn al Qari s hypocrisy and sycophancy by imagining he has died and arrived with some difficulty in Heaven, where he meets famous poets and philologists from the past In al Maarri s imaginative telling, Ibn al Qari also glimpses Hell and converses with the Devil and various heretics Al Ma arri a maverick, a vegan, and often branded a heretic himself seems to mock popular ideas about the Hereafter Among other things, he introduces us to hypocrites, poets, princes, rebels, mystics, and apostates, with asides on piety, superstition, wine drinking, old age, and other topics This remarkable book is the first complete translation of this masterpiece into any language, all the impressive because of Al Ma arri s highly ornate and difficult style, his use of rhymed prose, and his numerous obscure words and expressions Replete with erudite commentary, amusing anecdotes, and sardonic wit, The Epistle of Forgiveness is an imaginative tour de force by one of the most pre eminent figures in classical Arabic literature Geert Jan van Gelder studied Semitic Languages in Amsterdam and Leiden He was Lecturer in Arabic at the University of Groningen 1975 1998 and Laudian Professor of Arabic at the University of Oxford 1998 2012 He has published numerous articles and several books on classical Arabic literature Gregor Schoeler studied Arabic and Islamic Studies in Frankfurt am Main and Giessen Germany He was the chair of Islamic Studies at the University of Basel 1982 2009 He has published numerous articles and several books in the fields of Islamic Studies and classical Arabic literature.
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    1. Letter from the General EditorAbout this PaperbackForewordAbbreviations used in the Introduction and TranslationAcknowledgmentsIntroductionA Note on the TextNotes to the Introduction The Epistle of Ibn al Q ri The Epistle of ForgivenessNotesGlossary of Names and TermsBibliographyFurther ReadingIndexAbout the NYU Abu Dhabi InstituteAbout the TranslatorsThe Library of Arabic Literature

    2. Listen There are liv pages before the beginning of Al Maarri s text Letter from the General EditorAbout this PaperbackForewordAbbreviations Used in the Introduction and TranslationAcknowledgementsIntroductionA Note on the TextNotes to the IntroductionThe text propre runs to page 297 Afterwhich we receive, bountifully NotesGlossary of Names and TermsBibliographyFurther ReadingIndexAbout the NYU Abu Dhabi InstituteAbout the TranslatorsThe Library of Arabic Literature I note the lack of a Chronolog [...]

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