Friday, May 17, 2019



Robert Irwin, ed., Night & Horses & The Desert: An Anthology of Classic Arabic Literature (Woodstock: The Overlook Press, 2000), p. 13:
Some of the similes are peculiar to their time and place and it may well be difficult for an English reader to imagine the beauty of fingers which are like 'sand-worms of Zaby, or tooth-sticks of ishil-wood'...

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