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Ibn `Arabi's Mystical Poetics


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Introduction 1: "A great theosophist rather than a great poet?" 2: Ibn `Arab=i on poetry: three prose texts 3: Ibn `Arab=i and the Qur'an: a series of poems 4: Ibn `Arab=i and the Poets: Imitations and Replies 5: Rhyme and Reason: Five R=a'iyy=at 6: "Ultra-monorhyme": a stylistic eccentricity in comparative perspective 7: Ibn `Arab=i's mu`ashshar=at: A Comparative Approach 8: Speech, and Cosmology in Ibn `Arab=i's Mu`ashshar=at 9: Conclusion Annex: The Poems Bibliography

About the Author

Denis McAuley was Beeson Scholar at St John's College, Oxford, and gained his DPhil in Oriental Studies from Oxford University in 2008. He currently works as a translator at United Nations Headquarters, New York. This is his first book.


a luminous study ... captivating * The Tablet *
This book is well defined and fulfils its purpose. It should therefore prove valuable to those interested in Ibn Arabi's poems and Arabic literature in general. * Abdullah Sliti, The Islamic Quarterly *
Denis McAuley is to be commended for his achievement. * Th. Emil Homerin, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies *

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