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Beyond Elegy: Classical Arabic Women's Poetry in Context

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Beyond Elegy: Classical Arabic Women's Poetry in Context - Hammond, Marle
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This volume tackles complex theoretical questions about sex and gender and the way that they inform classical Arabic poetics. Arabic literature has a rich tradition of women's poetry, and of lamentation for the dead in particular. Dr Hammond argues that these elegies - marthiya - were received into the literary canon because they echoed the familiar male paradigm of the qas?da, or the heroic ode, while at the same time recasting its spatial and temporal axes from a feminine authorial stance. The volume then moves on to ...

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Beyond Elegy: Classical Arabic Women's Poetry in Context 2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780197264720

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