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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
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