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The Reader in al-Jahiz The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master,9780748692743
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The Reader in al-Jahiz The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

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1st
ISBN13:

9780748692743

ISBN10:
0748692746
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
6/1/2014
Publisher(s):
Edinburgh University Press
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Author Biography


Thomas Hefter is Assistant Professor of Arabic at the University of Oklahoma. He earned his PhD in Classical Arabic Literature from the University of Chicago, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He has taught at the American University in Cairo and the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Addressee and the Occasion of Writing
2. Epistolary Confrontations and Dialectics of Parody
3. Undisclosed Origins and Homelands
4. Faulting Misers in the Introduction of Kitab al-Bukhala'
5. Passive Addressee and Critical Reader in the Abu al-'A? and Ibn al-Taw'am Debate

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index


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