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The Life and Works of Jahiz

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Hardcover, 300 pages
Published December 1969 by Routledge & Kegan Paul Books (first published 1969)
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Caroline
Nov 08, 2014 Caroline rated it it was amazing
The University of California Press should get this back in print, and someone should translate The Book of Animals. Jahiz is a wonderful writer and I would love to read more of his work. There are only one or two used copies of this available on line, and priced accordingly. Hopefully you have access to interlibrary loan.

This is actually a translation from the French. The introduction by the original translator is of its time but a little strange even then. Said would say, ‘See!’. (Didn’t do tha
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الجاحظ الكناني هو أبو عثمان عمرو بن بحر بن محبوب بن فزارة الليثي الكناني البصري (159 هـ-255 هـ) أديب عربي كان من كبار أئمة الأدب في العصر العباسي، ولد في البصرة وتوفي فيها. مختلف في أصله فمنهم من قال بأنه عربي من قبيلة كنانة ومنهم من قال بأن أصله يعود للزنج وأن جده كان مولى لرجل من بني كنانة وكان ذلك بسبب بشرته السمراء.

ولد في مدينة البصرة نشأ فقيرا، وكان دميما قبيحا جاحظ العينين عرف عنه خفة الروح
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