Tales of abu nuwas series by marva dasef goodreads. Most of what is known about diyabs life comes from his autobiography, which he composed in 1763, at an age of around 75. Download or read hekaya za abunuwasi book for free only if you are member. The head of market storyteller, abu nuwas, contains many a story, as shown in the first book of tales, setaras genie, in which the tales are told to a young spice seller. If anyone should be interested in expanding their horizons, i could supply the names of. Setara is a girl on the verge of womanhood, itching to escape the clutches of her overprotective father and explore the world beyond the walls of her home. Abu nuwas immediately took the baby and handed to a second woman. At a young age he was sold into slavery because of family poverty. His poetry describes a life of debauchery, wine, boys and women. The subsequent ascension of muhammad alamin, harun alrashids twentytwoyearold libertine son and former student of abu nuwas was a mighty stroke of luck for abu nuwas. Abu nuwas was born in ahwaz on the karun river in western persia. His given name was alhasan ibn hani alhakami, abu nuwas being a nickname. Waliba was a tall handsome and blond blueeyed man, known for his charming attractive appearance, he became a lover to his pupil, walibah was enamored by abu nuwas. The diwan of abu nuwasthe litrary work the collected poems of abu nuwas set in iraq in the late eighth century c.
Smashwords the tales of abu nuwas 2 faizahs destiny a. Abu nuwas sits in the bazaar telling stories to the passersby he can tempt to pay. One is as a tailor, and even before becoming a confidant of the king of harun al rashid, abu nuwas was once worked as a seamstress at the employer named mr. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading faizahs destiny. Intelligence behind the brain, it turns out, abu nuwas have some skills that are qualified. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the book of abu nuwas. Abu nuwas simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He returned to baghdad in 809 upon the death of harun alrashid. The tales of abu nuwas 2 was previously published as quest for the simurgh and faizahs destiny. Hakim summarizes abu nuwas s achievement as a literary figure and legendary character thus. Abu nuwas flits through the 1001 nights as a minor personage in numerous tales. The last poem of abu nuwas poem by abu nuwas poem hunter.
Tales of abunuwas and other stories are translations of hadithi za abunuwasi na hadithi nyingine, from swahili into english by john lewisbarned and retold here by his daughter suzi lewisbarned. His persian mother, named jullaban, worked as a weaver. The tales of abu nuwas 2 kindle edition by dasef, marva. Abu nuwas article about abu nuwas by the free dictionary.
Because there are no women who couldwatch their children being slaughtered. The magicians best student, faizah, is chosen by anahita, the goddess of light, to lead the humans into battle on the side of good. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. He was a master of satire and often wrote about topics forbidden by islam to shock his readers, which led to his arrest on several occasions. Setaras genie by marva dasef overdrive rakuten overdrive. You see handsome buttocks, shapely trim torsos, you hear the guys whispering pious formulas.
Collection of stories abu nawas 1001 this evening contains 40 more intelligent stories from an abu nawas. This time round abu is regaling a young lame boy, telling him the story of a missing magician, and the students who go looking for him. As did scheherazade before him, he leaves the girl hanging in the middle of each yarn to keep her coming back for more. In tales 1001 nights abu nuwas appears as a gay character who is always enamored of beautiful young men and spends time drinking wine with three youths. The frame technique was used in 1001 arabian nights to provide a context to a series of short stories which originated over centuries in many cultures. This is the first book to present the life, times and poetry of one of the. The islamic wine poetry of abu nuwas by alex rowell abu nuwas, the preeminent bacchic bard of the classical arabic canon, was loved and reviled. Read all poems of abu nuwas and infos about abu nuwas. When abu nuwas was young, his good looks and charisma attracted the attention of the persian poet, abu usama waliba ibn alhubab alasadi d. Previously released as setaras genie abu nuwas sits in the bazaar on his threadbare rug.
In the narrative tradition, his impish persona appears in some stories of the thousand and. Uu the book of one thousand and one nights likhis rahaa. Abu nuwas makers of the muslim world philip kennedy. If anyone should be interested in expanding their horizons, i could supply the names of some authors who have been translated. His waist is a sapling, his face a moon, and loveliness rolls off his rosy cheek. His four pupils think he has left a clue to his whereabouts in the magicalis bestialisthe book of magical creatures. By the time abu nuwas reached manhood, he had settled in baghdad and was writing poetry. In fact, most scholars believe that abu nuwas wrote most of his poems during the reign of alamin 8098. The gods are at war and only a farmers daughter can save the. Your hope for repentance will meet with disapppointment.
Reprint of the first edition 2003 by dar alfarabi abunuwas alhasan ben hani alhakami 750810, known as abunuwas, was one of the greatest of classical arabic poets. He studied in basra under the mentorship of the poets abu usama waliba ibn alhubab alasad and khalaf alahmar, and spent his adult life in baghdad. Smashwords the tales of abu nuwas setaras genie a book. The stories are about setara, a lonely little rich girl, in. Im reading philip kennedys work on abu nuwas now, which embeds fragments of translations in a scholarly analysis, after which ill have ideas of where else to look for this lively poet. Clear descriptions, strong action, and a steady pace added up to. Abu nuwas abu ali alhasan ibn hani alhakami was born around 760 in southwestern persia, now a borderland between iran and iraq. Abunuwas alhasan ben hani alhakami 750810, nai to abunuwas, ek arbii bhasa ke kavi rahaa. Abu nuwas s father, hani, whom the poet never knew, was an arab, a descendant of the jizani tribe banu hakam, and a soldier in the army of marwan ii.
Smashwords the tales of abu nuwas 2 faizahs destiny. A genius of poetry makers muslim world makers of the muslim. I never saw a man of more extensive learning than abu nuwas, nor one who, with a memory so richly furnished, possessed. His character, as painted in this great master compendium of arabic, persian and indian stories, matches the portrait we can infer from his authentic poetry. Abu nuwas 800 ce one of the greatest arab poets of all time, and widely considered the greatest poet in islam, abu nuwas was also a notorious troublemaker. O allah if my sins become abundantthen indeed i know your forgiveness is greater than my sins. The islamic wine poetry of abu nuwas 9781849048972 pdf by alex rowell english edition alex rowell on twitter. The book of abu nuwas kindle edition by abu nuwas, paul smith. Buy online and get free delivery on orders above ksh. This is an excellent story, written by an experienced authoress, which i rate at five stars bill haynes abu nuwas is a teller of tales, to a poor little spice girl named najda. Najda is the poor girl who is on the verge of being married off to a rich old man in order to secure a better future for her mother and setara, the product of abu nuwas s imagination, is the cloistered daughter of a rich man about whose adventures abu nuwas ragails najda with on a daily basis.
Abu nuwas did express preference for men unambiguously in a number of poems in which he vowed never again to risk the dangers of the sea, i. Profiles of notable literary works and the historic events that influenced them. Find a library or download libby an app by overdrive. My eyes are fixed upon his delightful body and i do not wonder at his beauty. A girl, a genie, a few demons what could go wrong abu nuwas sits in the bazaar on his threadbare rug a cup and sign proclaim him a teller of tales for one small coin, he bids passers by to listen a poor girl, najda, sells spices from a tray would he, she asks, trade a tale for a packet of spice abu nuwas agrees and begins the epic adventures of a girl. Whether youve loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. In the bathhouse, the mysteries hidden by trousers are revealed to you. High in favor with the caliphs harun arrashid and amin, he lived a courtiers life. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books youve read. Abu nuwas sits in the bazaar on his threadbare rug.
His persian mother, named golban, worked as a weaver. His students search for him, but are caught up in a war between the forces of light and dark. The gods are at war and only a farmers daughter can save the world from armageddon. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Father of the lock of hair referred to the two long sidelocks which hung down to his shoulders. In fact, most scholars believe that abu nuwas wrote most of his poems during the reign of alamin, a caliph who shared abu nuwas tastes for wine and boys. Libertine homosexual, lived in baghdad during the reigns of caliphs harun alrashid and muhammad alamin. Whilst the abunuwasi tales are available in english translations from the arabic originals, these translations into english from an early swahili edition add a. Abu nuwass father, hani, whom the poet never knew, was an arab, a descendant of the jizani tribe banu hakam, and a soldier in the army of marwan ii. Biographies differ on the date of abu nuwas birth, ranging from 747 to 762. Fahruddin faizdi masjid jendral sudirman yogyakarta. Abunuwas or aboe noewas alhasan ben hani alhakami c. This final edition adds the frame story of abu nuwas the storyteller. Abu nuwas alhasan ibn hani alhakami was born in alahwaz.
Abu nuwas has also entered the folkloric tradition, and he appears several times in the book of one thousand and one nights. Rest for awhile in the bazaar and listen to abu nuwas relate the tales of fantasy and adventure. I liked the first book of tales a lot, but this second book topped it. His freedom of expression especially on matters forbidden by traditional islamic norms continue to excite the animus of censors. When najda, a poor girl, offers him a packet of spice for a story, abu nuwas launches into a tale about a girl named setara and her genie. The islamic wine poetry of abu nuwas by alex rowell isbn. The tales of abu nuwas 2 by marva dasef overdrive rakuten. Part 1 forbidden poems of abu nawas free download as pdf file. Abu nuwas father, hani, whom the poet never knew, was an arab, a descendant of the jizani tribe banu hakam, and a soldier in the army of marwan ii. The book of abu nuwas kindle edition by abu nuwas, paul. When i started reading the tales of abu nuwas by marva dasef i was immediatly charmed by the sweet, innocent character of setara. His style was extravagant, and his compositions reflected well the licentious manners of the upper classes of his day. Abu nuwas poems, quotations and biography on abu nuwas poet page. A girl, a genie, a few demons what could go wrong abu nuwas sits in the bazaar on his threadbare rug a cup and sign proclaim him a teller of tales for one small coin, he bids passers by to listen a poor girl, najda, sells spices from a tray would he, she asks, trade a tale for a packet of spice abu nuwas agrees and begins the epic.
His first teacher was the poet waliba ibn alhubab died 786, a master who. It survives as vatican library ms sbath 254 though the first few pages are missing and its lively narrative has been described as picaresque, and a valuable example of the colloquial, eighteenthcentury middle arabic of aleppo, influenced by aramaic and turkish. It had depth of meaning and lessons on values woven simply into the story and characters, yet it is the story. In arabian nights stories he usually is the companion of caliph harun arrashid 766809. Faizahs destiny by marva dasef available from rakuten kobo. The islamic wine poetry of abu nuwas by alex rowell english version chm djvu rtf. Hekaya za abunuwasi pdf book mediafile free file sharing hekaya za abunuwas na hadithi nyingine. You can view and manage by clicking to manage smashwords alerts. Setaras genie and millions of other books are available for instant. Jun 29, 2016 intelligence behind the brain, it turns out, abu nuwas have some skills that are qualified.
Abu nuwas and his friend, and fellow poet, the caliph haroun alrashid, might have tried to do the right thing, but they would scarcely be classified as religious poets. Abu nuwas alhasan ben hani alhakami 750810, or abunuwas, was a classical arabic poet. In the tales of abu nuwas marva dasef, teller of tales, weaves the stories of two young girls together. Would he, she asks, trade a tale for a packet of spi. Abu nuwas haes an aa entered the folkloric tradeetion, an he appears several times in the beuk o ane thoosand an ane nichts. Synopsis source for information on the diwan of abu nuwas. The only one woman he has ever romantically attached for a short while was a slavegirl janan, who didnt trust him, and when she asked him to renounce his love of boys, he refused and left. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. The stories are about setara, a lonely little rich girl, in search of adventure. Jan 02, 2011 abu nuwas sits in the bazaar telling stories to the passersby he can tempt to pay. Free books on online to download audio vintage humour. Abu nuwas 756814 ad abu nuwas was a medieval persian poet.884 481 383 138 1028 1379 501 528 268 1411 235 510 661 1164 1433 908 1434 174 10 284 1572 484 1630 865 668 487 447 1392 31 565 213 1019 1081 158