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By Sarah R. bin Tyeer

This e-book techniques the Qur’an as a first-rate resource for delineating the definition of ugliness, and by way of extension attractiveness, and in flip setting up significant instruments and phrases for literary feedback in the self-discipline of classical Arabic literature (adab). targeting the classy measurement of the Qur’an, this technique opens up new horizons for interpreting adab by way of studying the culture from in the culture and thereby studying problems with “decontextualisation” and the “untranslatable.” This strategy, in flip, invitations Comparatists, in addition to Arabists, to contemplate different capability and views for drawing close adab along with the Bakhtinian carnival. making use of this serious technique to literary works as different as One Thousand and One Nights and The Epistle of Forgiveness, Sarah R. bin Tyeer goals to end up significant issues: how Bakhtin’s aesthetics is anachronistic and accordingly theoretically beside the point whilst utilized to sure literary works and the way finally this literary technique is usually used as a proxy for ungrounded and, occasionally, unfair arguments through different scholars.

Foreword by Angelika Neuwirth, Professor of Quranic stories, Freie collage, Berlin, Germany.

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