The Reader in al-Jahiz: The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

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This book explores the intricately crafted rhetorical strategies used by al-Jahiz in his letters. The 9th-century essayist, theologian and encyclopedist 'Amr b. Bahr al-Jahiz has long been acknowledged as a master of early Arabic prose writing. One of his literary techniques was to write for a broad audience but present his text as a letter to an individual. Many of his most engaging pieces were written in this way, but surprisingly little academic attention has been paid to them. Now, Thomas Hefter takes a new approach in ...

The Reader in al-Jahiz: The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master 2014, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780748692743

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