Intertextuality in the Poetry of Al-Russafi of Valencia
Anbar University Journal of Languages & Literature,
2012, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 1-63
AbstractThe goals of this research paper are: 1 ) to examine the various sources of knowledge available to Al- Russafi of Valencia which found expression in his poetry;2) to gauge the extent to which these sources were utilized artisitically; 3) to outline Al-Russafi's literary erudition and his connections with Arabic culture.
The paper will start with an examination of the religious canon he drew on such as the holy Quran, hadith collections, and other sources of religious lexica. After that, it will move on to examine issues of intertextudality ( both in terms of content and from). Finally, the paper will talk about the poet's knowledge of history and geography (as evidenced by his condensed references to historical personages and geographical locales
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