Vintage Humour: The Islamic Wine Poetry of Abu Nuwas

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Abu Nuwas, the pre-eminent bacchic bard of the classical Arabic canon, was loved and reviled in equal measure for his lyrical celebration of Abbasid Baghdad's dissolute nightlife, his cutting satires of religion and the clergy, and the extraordinary range and virtuosity of his literary talent. 'Vintage Humour' contains approximately 120 translations, each replicating the monorhyme scheme of the originals, with commentary where appropriate, a brief history of the poet's life and times, and a glossary of the key themes, ...

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    • Title: Vintage Humour by Alex Rowell
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic US
    • Print ISBN: 9781849048972, 1849048975
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    • Edition: 2018
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