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By Marcel Kurpershoek,Hmedan al-Shwe'ir

ISBN-10: 1479878065

ISBN-13: 9781479878062

This vigorous quantity collects poems via Hmedan al-Shwe'ir, who lived in Najd within the Arabian Peninsula presently ahead of the hegemony of the Wahhabi move within the early 18th century. A grasp of satire recognized for his ribald humor, self-deprecation, and invective verse (hija), Hmedan was once acerbic in his criticisms of society and its morals, voiced in in a poetic idiom that's commonly often called “Nabati,” right here a mixture of Najdi vernacular and archaic vocabulary and photographs courting again to the origins of Arabic poetry. In Arabian Satire, Hmedan is usually curious about worldly issues, and addresses those in several guises: because the patriarch on the helm of the kin boat and its unruly team; as a picaresque anti-hero who revels in taking potshots on the establishment, its hypocrisy, and its ethical failings; as a peasant who labors over his palm bushes, frequently to no avail and with out warrantly of good fortune; and as a poet recording in verse how he thinks issues should be.

The poems in Arabian Satire, display a plucky, headstrong, but intensely socially dedicated figure—representative of the conventional Najdi ethos—who infuses his verse with proverbs, maxims, and phrases of knowledge expressed evidently and conversationally. Hmedan is therefore quoted via historians of the Gulf area and in anthologies of well known sayings. this can be the 1st complete translation of this awesome poet.

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