On Ibn al-Hajjaj…

…Whose Poems Schoolboys Were Beaten for Memorizing Another excellent post on  MLYNXQUALEY‘s Arab literature (in English) site, from MARCH 10, 2014 • ( 1 ) If there were two disappointments I had while reading the opening chapter of Sinan Antoon’s The Poetics of the Obscene in Premodern Arabic Poetry, “Ibn al-Hajjaj and Sukhf: Genealogies,” they were: 1) that the full book is listed at more than $70, and 2) that there wasn’t a companion historical novel that … Read more On Ibn al-Hajjaj…