Structures of Avarice

The Bukhalā’ in Medieval Arabic Literature


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' The brevity of the book is admirable. Totally devoid of discursion and padding, it is exceedingly well-written, carefully argued and balanced, and richly documented.' H.T. Norris, BSOAS, 1988. ' ...ein Buch, daß der Beschäftigung mit der arabischen Prosa als Kunstform mit Sicherheit erheblichen Auftrieb geben wird.' Tilman Seidensticker, Zeitschr. d. Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft, 1988. ' ambitious comparative study which combines scholarly exactitude with the charm of its subject and seems to be equally at home on every level.' Michael Beard, MESA Bulletin, 1987. ' ...excellent and refreshing...FMD's important research will add to the momentum of the studies in al-Jāhiz and in classical Arabic literature.' Joseph Sadan, Tabula, 1989. ' ...will be welcomed eagerly by all who are interested in the field.' James A. Bellamy, Middle East Journal, 1987. ' ...this is an essentially good piece of work in its thorough grasp of the material and its careful reflection upon it.' G.M. Wickens, Jrnl. Semitic St., 32.