Eastern Poetry & Prose – Reynold A. Nicholson (1922) (1st ed.)

S$82.00

Eastern Poetry & Prose – Reynold A. Nicholson (1922) (1st ed.)

S$82.00

Title: Eastern Poetry and Prose

Author: Reynold A. Nicholson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1922. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Very good. Uncut pages. 5 black-and-white plates. 200pp. App. 8″ by 5.5″.

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About the book:

A collection of Arabian, Persian and Central Asian poems and tales, including some pre-Islamic poetry.

List of authors features:

Abu ‘l-‘Ala al-Ma’arri

Abu ‘l-Atahiya

Abu l’Baka of Ronda

Abu Nuwas

Abu Zura’a of Jurjan

Am’ak of Bukhara

Amr son of Kulthum

Anwari

Attar

Baba Kuhi of Shiraz

Dakiki

Farazdak

Fari’a daughter of Tarif

Faridu’ddin Attar

Firdausi

Hafiz

Hariri

Ibn Arabi

Ibn al-Balkhi

Ibn al-Farid

Ibn Hisham

Ibn Khaldun

Imra’u al-Kais

Jahdar son of Dubai’a

Jahiz

Rumi

Jami

Jamil

Ka’b son of Zuhair

Khansa

Kisa’i of Merv

Labid

Maisun

Masrur ibn Muhammad

Mas’u’di

Muhalhil

Mu’izzi

Murra of Shaiban

Mutanabbi

Rudaki

Sadi

Safiya of Bahila

Shanfara

Ta’abbata Sharra

Tabari

Tarafa

Unsuri

Zuhari

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Reynold Alleyne Nicholson, or R. A. Nicholson (18 August 1868 – 27 August 1945), was an eminent English orientalist, scholar of both Islamic literature and Islamic mysticism and widely regarded as one of the greatest Rumi (Mewlana) scholars and translators in the English language.

Nicholson was lecturer in the Persian language at University College London from June 1902 to 1926, and Sir Thomas Adams’s Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge from 1926 to 1933. He is considered a leading scholar in Islamic literature and Islamic mysticism who exercised a lasting influence on Islamic studies. He was able to study and translate major Sufi texts in Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish to English. Nicholson wrote two very influential books: Literary History of The Arabs (1907) and The Mystics of Islam (1914).