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Unique in pre-20th-century Arabic literature for taking the geographical region as its crucial theme, Yusuf al-Shirbini’s Brains Confounded combines a mordant satire on seventeenth-century Egyptian rural society with a hilarious parody of the verse-and-commentary style so cherished via students of his day.
In quantity One, Al-Shirbini describes the 3 rural “types”—peasant cultivator, village man-of-religion and rural dervish—offering a variety of anecdotes attesting to the lack of knowledge, dirtiness, illiteracy, loss of right non secular figuring out, and criminal activity of every. He follows it in quantity with a 47-line poem supposedly written via a peasant named Abu Shaduf, who charts the increase and fall of his fortunes and bewails, principally, the shortcoming of entry to scrumptious meals to which his poverty has condemned him. Wielding the scholarly instruments of elite literature, al-Shirbini responds to the poem with derision and mock, dotting his satire of the ignorant rustic with quite a few digressions into love, nutrition, and flatulence.
Witty, bawdy, and vicious, Brains Confounded belongs to an unrecognized style from an understudied interval in Egypt’s Ottoman heritage, and is a piece of exceptional value for the research of pre-modern colloquial Egyptian Arabic, pitting the “coarse” rural lots opposed to the “refined” and urbane in a competition for cultural and non secular primacy, with a heavy emphasis at the writing of verse as a yardstick of social acceptability.

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