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Author Hefter, Thomas H., author.

Title The reader in al-Jāḥiẓ : the epistolary rhetoric of an Arabic prose master / Thomas Hefter.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (288 pages).
Series Edinburgh studies in classical Arabic literature
Edinburgh studies in classical Arabic literature.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-271) and index.
Summary Thomas Hefter takes a new approach in interpreting some of al-Jāḥiẓ's "epistolary monographs." By focussing on the varying ways in which he wrote to the addressee, Hefter shows how al-Jāḥiẓ shaped his conversations on the page in order to guide (or manipulate) his actual readers and encourage them to engage with his complex materials.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Jāḥiẓ, -868 or 869 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Jāḥiẓ, -868 or 869 -- Technique.
Jāḥiẓ, -868 or 869
Jāḥiẓ, -868 or 869.
Books and reading -- Islamic Empire.
Arabic literature -- 750-1258 -- History and criticism.
Islamic Empire -- Intellectual life.
Chronological Term 750-1258
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Hefter, Thomas H., author. Reader in al-Jāḥiẓ 9780748692743 (OCoLC)866619830
ISBN 9780748692750 (electronic bk.)
0748692754 (electronic bk.)
9781306892001 (MyiLibrary)
1306892007 (MyiLibrary)