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
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 *