Abu Nuwas

Pages: 145
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

Abu Nuwas

A Genius of Poetry

Philip F. Kennedy

Introducing the infamous hard-drinking and eloquent poet who stands at the very heart of Arabic literary culture.
9781851685103 (1 Mar 2007)
RRP £12.99 / US$19.95
9781851683604 (5 Sep 2005)
RRP £30.00 / US$40.00

The Book

This is the first book to present the life, times and poetry of one of the greatest poets in the Arab tradition, Abu Nuwas. Author Philip Kennedy provides the narrative of Abu Nuwas's fascinating life, which was full of intrigue and debauched adventure, in parallel with the presentation of his greatest poems, across all genres, in easy and accessible translations, giving commentary where needed.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 145
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Philip F. Kennedy is Associate Professor of Middle Easterna dn islamic Studies and Comparative Literature at New York University. His published works include The Wine Song in Classical Arabic Poetry: Abu Nuwas and the Literary Tradition.


Geert Jan van Gelder - Laudian Professor of Arabic, Oxford University"Philip has written a very good book on the great (in my view) greatest Arabic poet, Abu Nuwas... The literary analysis is generally excellent, balanced and erudite."