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Understanding al-Mutanabbi: A humanistic psychological approach | Ratna Roshida Ab Razak | PENERBIT UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA | 9789838616812 | E-Sentral Ebook Portal

Understanding al-Mutanabbi: A humanistic psychological approach by Ratna Roshida Ab Razak

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This book attempts to see al-Mutanabbī, a great poet of the ‘Abbasid period from the lens of humanistic psychology. An effort has been made to discover the deeper aspects of al-Mutanabbī’s personality, which constitutes an important aspect of his artistic expression. Chapters are structured accordingly for better understanding of the whole discussion. The focuses are on: - Biographical sketch of al-Mutanabbī, which comprises on the historical, political, cultural background of the poet as well as his life with his patrons. - The relationship between psychology and poetry. - The major concept of humanistic psychology, as well as the work of Horney, Maslow and Rogers, upon which being the basis of the humanistic psychology. - The Maslovian theory, to consider al-Mutanabbī as a self-actualizing person in the light of his relationship with his patron Sayf al-Dawlah. - How al-Mutanabbī as a neurotic person, overcame the conflict inherent in his relationship with Kāfūr, his second patron.

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