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Verse über Verse. Wie Ibn al-Ḥaǧǧāǧ seine eigene Poesie betrachtet


Wagner, Ewald (2014). Verse über Verse. Wie Ibn al-Ḥaǧǧāǧ seine eigene Poesie betrachtet. Asiatische Studien, 68(2):579-618.

Abstract

Several Arabic poets composed verses on poetry in general, and on their
own poetry in particular. Some of these metapoetic reflections already have been
of interest to the Arabists, and became the subject of literary studies (e. g. Lyons,
Schoeler, Fakhreddine, McKinney). If I again took up the topic with the focus on
Ibn al-Ḥaǧǧāǧ (d. 1001), so it is because he referred to his own poetry much more
often than other poets did. He had reason for this: Ibn al-Ḥaǧǧāǧ became famous
– or one could also say infamous – because the new theme of suḫf (scatological
obscenety) played an important role in his poetry. So he had to give arguments
in support of his way of composing. The article presents a selection from his selfreferences
which show that he not only defends his suḫf , but also boasts of this
addition to Arabic poetry, which made his poems spread all over the countries.

Abstract

Several Arabic poets composed verses on poetry in general, and on their
own poetry in particular. Some of these metapoetic reflections already have been
of interest to the Arabists, and became the subject of literary studies (e. g. Lyons,
Schoeler, Fakhreddine, McKinney). If I again took up the topic with the focus on
Ibn al-Ḥaǧǧāǧ (d. 1001), so it is because he referred to his own poetry much more
often than other poets did. He had reason for this: Ibn al-Ḥaǧǧāǧ became famous
– or one could also say infamous – because the new theme of suḫf (scatological
obscenety) played an important role in his poetry. So he had to give arguments
in support of his way of composing. The article presents a selection from his selfreferences
which show that he not only defends his suḫf , but also boasts of this
addition to Arabic poetry, which made his poems spread all over the countries.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:Journals > Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques > Archive > 68 (2014) > 2
Dewey Decimal Classification:Unspecified
Language:German
Date:2014
Deposited On:03 Oct 2014 13:11
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 07:25
Publisher:Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft; Verlag Peter Lang AG
ISSN:0004-4717
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515

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