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Author Ibn Ẓāhir, al-Mājidī, author.

Title Love, death, fame : poetry and lore from the Emirati oral tradition / al-Māyidī ibn Ẓāhir ; edited and translated by Marcel Kurpershoek ; reviewed by Sultan Alameemi
Published New York : New York University Press, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (247 pages)
Series Library of Arabic literature
Library of Arabic literature.
Contents Frontmatter -- Letter from the General Editor -- Table of Contents -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Map: Names of Places in the Poetry of Ibn Ẓāhir and the Narratives -- Map: The Gulf Region and Oman in Ibn Ẓāhir's Day -- Note on the Text -- Notes to the Introduction -- Poems -- 1: Graybeard's Song -- 2: Lightning's Laughter -- 3: Agony of Love -- 4: Death and Revival -- 5: Wisdom Poem -- 6: Dance of the Zephyr -- 7: Don't Be Hard on Friends -- 8: Rain Poem -- 9: Tears at the Court of Love -- 10: Torn to Shreds by Passion's Agony -- 11: Glittering Mirage Led You Astray -- 12: Fatal Attraction -- 13: I Dared the Devil to Ride His Horse -- 14: She Left Me Baffled -- 15: Muzzleloader's Ramrod -- 16: Intelligent Speech and Borders of the Land -- 17: Daughter's Elegy -- Narratives -- 18: Gift of Poetry -- 19: Ibn Ẓāhir's Camel -- 20: Fishing and Pearl Diving -- 21: Guests and Riddles -- 22: Daughters of Ibn Ẓāhir -- 23: Search for a Grave -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Further Reading -- Index of Poems, Editions, and Manuscripts Used for this Edition -- Index -- About the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute -- About the Abu Dhabi Poetry Academy -- About the Typefaces -- Titles Published by the Library of Arabic Literature -- About the Editor-Translator
Summary "The poetry of al-Māyidī ibn Ẓāhir, the earliest poet in what would later become the United Arab Emirates"-- Provided by publisher
Poems and tales of a literary forefather of the United Arab EmiratesLove, Death, Fame features the poetry of al-Māyidī ibn Ẓāhir, who has been embraced as the earliest poet in what would later become the United Arab Emirates. Although little is known about his life, he is the subject of a sizeable body of folk legend and is thought to have lived in the seventeenth century, in the area now called the Emirates. The tales included in Love, Death, Fame portray him as a witty, resourceful, scruffy poet, at times combative and at times kindhearted.His poetry primarily features verses of wisdom and romance, with scenes of clouds and rain, desert migrations, seafaring, and pearl diving. Like Arabian Romantic and Arabian Satire, this collection is a prime example of Nabaṭī poetry, combining vernacular language of the Arabian Peninsula with archaic vocabulary and images dating to Arabic poetry's very origins. Distinguished by Ibn Ẓāhir's unique voice, Love, Death, Fame offers a glimpse of what life was like four centuries ago in the region that is now the UAE
Notes "Volume editor Philip F. Kennedy."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English and Arabic
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 24, 2022)
Subject Arabic poetry -- United Arab Emirates -- Translations into English
Folk poetry, Arabic -- United Arab Emirates -- Translations into English
Folklore -- United Arab Emirates
Arabic poetry
Folk poetry, Arabic
United Arab Emirates
Genre/Form poetry.
Form Electronic book
Author Kurpershoek, P. M., translator, editor.
ʻUmaymī, Sulṭān ʻAlī ibn Bakhīt, 1974- editor.
Ibn Ẓāhir, al-Mājidī. Poems
ISBN 9781479806591
Other Titles Poems. English