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By Robert Irwin

ISBN-10: 0141962615

ISBN-13: 9780141962610

Spanning the 5th century to the 16th, and varying from Afghanistan to Spain, this precise assortment presents a profound perception into the sheer power and intensity of Classical Arabic literature. From the earliest surviving fragments of The Thousand and One Nights to the dependent attractiveness and profound energy of the Qur'an - believed through the Islamic religion to comprise the particular phrases of Allah - it comprises translated extracts from the entire significant works of the interval, along many much less famous yet both interesting items. Exploring such conventional subject matters as lovesick craving and fated doom, and contemplating matters as diversified because the etiquette of falling in love with slave-girls and the terrors of the ocean, this compelling anthology of poetry and prose brilliantly illuminates a physique of writing that has been unjustly missed through the west for hundreds of years.

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You understand Spanish," Agustín said seriously now. " "No. Don't thank me. " "Thank you all the same. " "Yes, man. " "Come on," Robert Jordan said to Anselmo. They were walking down the edge of the meadow now and there was a gray mist. The grass was lush underfoot after the pineneedle floor of the forest and the dew on the grass wet through their canvas rope-soled shoes. Ahead, through the trees, Robert Jordan Could see a light where he knew the mouth of the cave must be. "Agustín is a very good man," Anselmo said.

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Pay no attention to what that drunkard says. When this is finished we will get more. " Robert Jordan swallowed down the last of the absinthe, feeling it, gulped that way, making a warm, small, fume-rising, wet, chemicalchange-producing heat in him and passed the cup for wine. The girl dipped it full for him and smiled. " the gypsy asked. The others, who had not opened their mouths after the change of allegiance, were all leaning forward to listen now. "Yes," Robert Jordan said. "It is something easy to do.

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