Maqamat Abi Zayd al-Saruji

  • New York University Press
  • 2020
  • Hardback
  • 352
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  • 9781479800896

Maqamat Abi Zayd al-Saruji is a scholarly, Arabic-only edition of the celebrated work by al-Hariri, which is also available in English translation from the Library of Arabic Literature as Impostures. Al-Hariri's text consists of fifty stories about the adventures of the itinerant con man and master of persuasion Abu Zayd al-Saruji, as told by the equally itinerant and often gullible narrator al-Harith ibn Hammam. Al-Hariri was a virtuoso writer of the rhymed prose narrative genre known as the maqamah, which would continue as a popular literary form into the twentieth century.

An Arabic edition with an Arabic foreword and English scholarly apparatus.

321,00 kr.