Leg over Leg: Volume Two: 2 (Library of Arabic Literature) by Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq,Humphrey Davies PDF

By Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq,Humphrey Davies

Leg over Leg recounts the existence, from beginning to heart age, of ‘the Fariyaq,’ regulate ego of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, a pivotal determine within the highbrow and literary heritage of the trendy Arab global. The regularly edifying and sometimes hilarious adventures of the Fariyaq, as he strikes from his local Lebanon to Egypt, Malta, Tunis, England and France, give you the writer with grist for wide-ranging discussions of the highbrow and social problems with his time, together with the lack of knowledge and corruption of the Lebanese non secular and secular institutions, freedom of moral sense, women’s rights, sexual relationships among women and men, the manners and customs of Europeans and center Easterners, and the diversities among modern eu and Arabic literatures. Al-Shidyaq additionally celebrates the genius and sweetness of the classical Arabic language.
 
Akin to Sterne and Rabelais in his satirical outlook and technical inventiveness, al-Shidyaq produced in Leg Over Leg a paintings that's particular and unclassifiable. It was once first and foremost generally condemned for its assaults on authority, its spiritual skepticism, and its “obscenity,” and later variations have been frequently abridged. this is often the 1st English translation of the paintings and reproduces the unique Arabic textual content, released lower than the author’s supervision in 1855.

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