Maqāmāt Abī Zayd Al-Sarūjī (Library of Arabic Literature #66) (Hardcover)

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By Al-Ḥarīrī, Michael Cooperson (Editor), Abdelfattah Kilito (Foreword by)
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This is book number 66 in the Library of Arabic Literature series.


Maqāmāt Abī Zayd al-Sarūjī is a scholarly, Arabic-only edition of the celebrated work by al-Ḥarīrī, which is also available in English translation from the Library of Arabic Literature as Impostures. Al-Ḥarīrī's text consists of fifty stories about the adventures of the itinerant con man and master of persuasion Abū Zayd al-Sarūjī, as told by the equally itinerant and often gullible narrator al-Ḥārith ibn Hāmmam. Al-Ḥarīrī was a virtuoso writer of the rhymed prose narrative genre known as the maqāmah, which would continue as a popular literary form into the twentieth century.

An Arabic edition with an Arabic foreword and English scholarly apparatus.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781479800896
ISBN-10: 1479800899
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Library of Arabic Literature