L'amore per lei non perirà tra ciò che perisce. Il tema della fedeltà nella poesia di Jamîl

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Love for her will not perish among what perishes. The theme of fidelity in Jamîl's poetry

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Abstract

Jamil Buthayna, the famous poet of the Banu 'Udhra, stands out in classical Arabic Literature as the standard-bearer of chaste and pure love, in contrast to the hedonistic vein found in 'Umar Ibn Abi Rabi'a. But he also parts ways with the neo-platonic trend embodied in Ibn Dawud and his Kitab al-Zahra. Surely, both Jamil and Ibn Dawud agree that "whoever loves and dies, dies the death of a martyr", but for Jamil love is an originally positive affection, while for Ibn Dawud it is a forbidden and potentially ruinous passion. In this sense, Jamil is among the ancestors of Sufi love poetry.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Love for her will not perish among what perishes. The theme of fidelity in Jamîl's poetry
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationSufficit gratia tua. Miscellanea in onore del Cardinal Angelo Scola per il suo settantesimo compleanno
Pages189-205
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Jamil Buthayna
  • 'Udhri Love

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