The Epistle of Forgiveness: With the Epistle of Ibn al-Qarih: Volume One : A Vision of Heaven and He (BOK)
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One of the most unusual books in classical Arabic literature, The Epistle of Forgiveness is the lengthy reply by the prolific Syrian poet and prose writer, Abu l-'Ala' al-Ma'arri (d. 449H/1057AD), to a letter by an obscure grammarian, Ibn al-Qarih. With biting irony, The Epistle of Forgiveness mocks Ibn al-Qarih'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. He 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. This translation is the first complete translation in any language and retains the many digressions, difficult passages, and convoluted grammatical discussions of the original typically omitted in other translations. It is accompanied by extensive annotation and a comprehensive introduction.
|Utgitt||2013||Forfatter||Abu L-Ala' Al-Ma'Arri, Gregor Schoeler|
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS
|Antall sider||464||Dimensjoner||15,7cm x 23,1cm x 3,8cm|
|Vekt||771 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Andre medvirkende||G. J. H. van Gelder||Emner og form||Prose: non-fiction|