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Author Ṣūlī, Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyá, -approximately 947, author.

Title The life and times of Abū Tammām by Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyá al-Ṣūlī : preceded by al-Ṣūlī's Epistle to Abū l-Layth Muzāḥim ibn Fātik / edited and translated by Beatrice Gruendler
Published New York : New York University Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource
Series Library of Arabic Literature
Library of Arabic literature.
Contents Cover; Table of Contents; Letter from the General Editor; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Note on the Text; Notes to the Introduction; AL-ṢŪLĪ'S EPISTLE TO ABŪ L-LAYTH MUZĀḤIM IBN FĀTIK ; THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ABŪ TAMMĀM ; The Superiority of Abū Tammām ; Abū Tammām and Aḥmad ibn Abī Du'ād; Abū Tammām and Khālid ibn Yazīd al-Shaybānī ; Abū Tammām and al-Ḥasan ibn Rajā' ; Abū Tammām, al-Ḥasan ibn Wahb, and Muḥammad ibn 'Abd al-Malik al-Zayyāt; Abū Tammām and the House of Ṭāhir ibn al-Ḥusayn ; Abū Tammām and Abū Sa' īd Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf al-Thaghrī l-Ṭā'ī l-Ḥumaydī
Abū Tammām and Aḥmad ibn al-Mu'taṣimAbū Tammām and Mukhallad ibn Bakkār al-Mawṣilī ; Criticisms of Abū Tammām ; Abū Tammām as a Source ; Abū Tammām Described; Stories Told of His Family ; Diverse Information about Abū Tammām; The Death of Abū Tammām and His Age at the Time ; Laments Composed for Abū Tammām ; Notes; Glossary of Names and Terms; A; B; C; D; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; W; Y; Z; Bibliography; Further Reading; Concordance of Verses; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; W; Y; Z; About the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Summary Abu Tammam (d. 231 or 232/845 or 846) is one of the most celebrated poets in the Arabic language. Born in Syria of Greek Christian background, he soon made his name as one of the premier Arabic poets in the caliphal court of Baghdad. Abu Tammam vigorously promoted a new style of poetry that merged abstract and complex imagery with archaic Bedouin language. Both highly controversial and extremely popular, Abu Tammam's sophisticated verse epitomized the "modern style" (badi') that influenced all subsequent Arabic and Arabic-inspired poetry--an avant-garde aesthetic that was very much in step with the intellectual, artistic and cultural vibrancy of the Abbasid dynasty.In The Life and Times of Abu Tammam, translated into English for the first time, the courtier and scholar Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Suli (d. 335 or 336/946 or 947) mounts a robust defense of "modern" poetry and of Abu Tammam's significance as a poet against his detractors, while painting a lively picture of literary life in Baghdad and Samarra. Born into an illustrious family of Turkish origin, al-Suli was a courtier, companion, and tutor of the Abbasid caliphs who wrote extensively on caliphal history and poetry and, as a scholar of "modern" poets, made indelible contributions to the field of Arabic literature. Like the poet it promotes, al-Suli's text is groundbreaking; it represents a major step in the development of Arabic poetics, and inaugurates a long line of treatises on innovation in poetry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English and Arabic
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Subject Abū Tammām Ḥabīb ibn Aws al-Ṭāʼī, active 808-842.
Abū Tammām Ḥabīb ibn Aws al-Ṭāʼī, active 808-842
Poets, Arab -- 750-1258 -- Biography
Poets, Arab
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Gruendler, Beatrice, 1964- editor, translator.
Muzāḥim ibn Fātik, active 10th century.
Ṣūlī, Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyá, -approximately 947. Akhbār Abī Tammām
Ṣūlī, Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyá, -approximately 947. Akhbār Abī Tammām. English
Ṣūlī, Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyá, -approximately 947. Risālat Abī Bakr al-Ṣūlī ilá Muzāḥim ibn Fātik
Ṣūlī, Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyá, -approximately 947. Risālat Abī Bakr al-Ṣūlī ilá Muzāḥim ibn Fātik. English
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