Ibn Al-Rumi, Abu Al-Hasan Ali Ibn Al-Abbas Ibn Jurayj

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Ibn Al-Rumi, Abu Al-Hasan Ali Ibn Al-Abbas Ibn Jurayj


Born June 21, 836, in Baghdad; died there June 14, 896. Arab writer.

Ibn al-Rumi’s brilliant prose epistles have survived, but the central place in his legacy is occupied by the divan, which includes verses of different genres: panegyrics, satires, elegies, and love lyrics. Ibn al-Rumi’s talent was most clearly manifested in his satirical verses and epigrams, for which he was persecuted by the nobility. His lyrical verses are marked by frivolity. His works are characterized by a richness and elegance of language, despite his failure to pay much attention to the traditional semantic independence of the individual bayt (couplet).


Diwan. Cairo, 1917.


al-Fakhuri, H. Istoriia arabskoi literatury, vol. 2. Moscow, 1961.
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