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Di’bil b. ’Ali

Di'bil b. 'Ali

The Life and Writings of an Early 'Abbasid Poet

by Leon Zolondek

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

196 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780813155371
  • Published: July 2014



Di'bil b. 'Alī (765--860) was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the best satirists in the school of Arabic poets which flourished during the early 'Abbāsid age. Leon Zolondek has collected, translated, and annotated 229 fragments of Di'bil's verse and has assembled materials for a reconstruction of his long-lost yet widely quoted Book of the Poets. Arabic texts of the poems and of the citations of Book of the Poets are included.