The Book of Misers (Hardcover)

Abu Uthman Ibn Bahr Al-Jahiz

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Hardcover. Part of the Great Books of Islamic Civilization series, this 8th-century satire on miserliness has a clear social purpose, while its comical power will appeal to modern readers.Al-Jahiz (A.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 288 pages. 0.748. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Al-Jahiz (776-869) was one of the greatest exponents of Arabic prose of all time. His scholarship, the breadth of his interests, and his ability to express his ideas and arguments with vigour and humour were outstanding; "The Book of Misers" is his comical masterpiece, and one of the earliest works of fiction from the Islamic world. Generosity is regarded by Arab society as one of the principle virtues, and this satire on miserliness has a clear social purpose. With his acute powers of observation, light-hearted scepticism, his comic sense and satirical turn of mind, he ridicules both individuals and groups such as schoolmasters, singers or scribes. In addition, there is much incidental detail about traditional culture and conduct. It will appeal to the modern reader for its comical power, sometimes covert and sometimes straight-faced, which remains undiminished 1100 years after it was written . This translation by the late Professor R.B. Serjeant makes this work available to the English-speaking world. Professor Serjeant was one of the most eminent Arabic scholars in Britain, and since the 1950s he had used extracts from this work when teaching Arabic to his students, as he felt it gave great insight into traditional Arabic society.

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