The Sum of the Parts: A Pre-Islamic Qasīda by Bishr b. Abī Khāzim al-Asadī

Riedel, Dagmar A.

In the following, I will use research on parataxis in narrative to sail past heroic Scylla and lyric Charybdis by arguing that the qasida's composite structure presents a complete poetic narrative organized through parataxis.


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Center for Iranian Studies
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August 28, 2012