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  • ISBN: 9780231119481
  • ISBN10: 0231119488

God's Banquet: Classical Arabic Literary Representations of Food

by Gelder, G. J. H. Van A

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publish date: 03/01/2000
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Exploring the important linkage between food and literature in Arabic culture Van Gelder (Arabic, U. of Oxford) examines a variety ofclassical Arabic texts, tracing the ways that discussions of food arise in pieces such as the Koran, pre-Islamic poetry, and the Thousand and one Nights. He argues that food may act as a marker for many different things, including time, place, gender, character, or religion, and can be a metaphor, symbol, or allusion.
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