By Muhammad ibn Mahfuz al-Sanhuri,Humphrey Davies
Egypt, Risible Rhymes
is partially a brief, comedian disquisition on “rural” verse, mocking the
pretensions and absurdities of uneducated poets from Egypt’s nation-state. The interest
in the nation-state as a cultural, social, financial, and spiritual locus in
its personal correct that's hinted at during this paintings can be specified in pre-twentieth-century
Arabic literature. As such, the paintings presents a spouse piece to its slightly
younger modern, Yusuf al-Shirbini’s Brains Confounded by way of the Ode of Abu
Shaduf Expounded, which additionally takes examples of mock-rural poems and
subjects them to grammatical research. The overlap among the 2 texts may
indicate that they either emanate from a standard corpus of pseudo-rural verse that
circulated in Ottoman Egypt.
Risible Rhymes additionally examines several types of puzzle
poems—another well known style of the day—and offers a debate among scholars
over a line of verse through the tenth-century poet al-Mutanabbi. Taken as a complete, Risible
Rhymes bargains exciting perception into the severe issues of mid-Ottoman
Egypt, showcasing the serious preoccupation with wordplay, grammar, and
stylistics that ruled discussions of poetry in al-Sanhuri’s day and
shedding gentle at the literature of this understudied era.
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