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Colville, Jim

Overview
Works: 12 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 569 library holdings
Genres: Humor 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jim Colville
Two Andalusian philosophers by Muḥammad b. ʻAbd al-Malik Ibn Ṭufayl( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1999
Sobriety and mirth : a selection of the shorter writings of al-Jāhiz by Jāḥiẓ( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These shorter pieces by the leader of Islamic literary culture aim to instruct us on matters of moral and social concern. They cover such uses as Chanteuses, The Pleasure of Girls and Boys, This Life and the Life to come, Drink and Drinkers, Envy, and the Superiority of the Front to the Back. Always taking a moral tone, Jahiz seldom fails to lighten with humour and wit."--BOOK JACKET
The book of misers : a translation of al-Bukhalāʼ by Jāḥiẓ( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Jahiz (AH 160/ AD 776 to AH 225/ AD 869) was one of the greatest exponents of Arabic prose of all time. His scholarship, the breadth of his interests, and his ability to express his ideas and arguments with vigour and humour were outstanding; The Book of Misers is his comical masterpiece, and one of the earliest works of fiction from the Islamic world
Poems of wine & revelry : the khamriyyat of Abu Nuwas by Abū Nuwās( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arabic literature has a distinguished tradition of bacchanals but none are so consistently entertaining, explicit or iconoclastic as those of Abu Nuwas al-Hasan ibn Hani al-Hakami (c. 756 - c. 815), the 'bad boy' of Abbasid poetry." "One of the greatest of Arabic poets - indeed, the greatest in the opinion of some critics - Abu Nuwas wrote accomplished verse that demonstrated his technical mastery of all the major genres. However, it is his poems on wine (khamriyyat), homosexual love (mudhakkarat) and ribaldry (majouniyyat) for which he is best known and that earned him his notoriety. These poems often landed him in trouble and prison during his lifetime and, even today, are still subject to censorship by the guardians of public morality. As his talent makes him difficult to ignore, he is frequently subject to misrepresentation." "Abu Nuwas' poetry is characterised by an astonishing lack of inhibition and one of the most attractive features of his diwan is the extent to which his verse reveals its author's personality. What emerges is a likeable, if rather louche, character with an outrageous sense of humour, sharp wit, unaccompanied by malice, and considerable sensibility who let no convention save, on occasion, the order of the caliph, restrain him in his pursuit of life's sensual pleasures." "In his khamriyyat, Abu Nuwas offers a glimpse of the hedonistic and dissipated world he inhabited: the world of Baghdad high society at the zenith of the Abbasid caliphate. Yet there is also a modern and up-to-date feel about his poetry that makes it ideal for presentation to an English-speaking readership, some twelve centuries after his death."--Jacket
The perfumed garden of sensual delight = Ar-rawd̲ al-ʻât̲ir fî nuzhatiʼl khât̲ir by ʻUmar ibn Muḥammad Nafzāwī( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight has a bad reputation and a tattered history. For over a century, it has been known in English through Sir Richard Burton's bizarre translation (from the French) which consistently elaborated and misrepresented the original. If ever a book needed demystifying, it is this one. Although remarkably lewd at times, it does not linger over details nor does it contrive to excite. It does not, therefore, qualify as pornography. In fact, The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight is nothing more than a manual for the ordinary, married man of its author's time and place - Tunisia, in the early part of the 15th century - but one that is not without some entertainment value." "The present translation is not only the first, published English version to be based upon an established Arabic text, but also the first to be translated directly from the original Arabic at all."--Jacket
The perfumed garden of sensual delight = : Ar-rawd[U+0332] al-[U+02bb]t?[U+0332]ir f?nuzhati[U+02bc]l kht?[U+0332]ir( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of wine & revelry by Jim Colville( )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Two Andalusian philosophers : the story of Hayy Ibn Yaqzan by Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Tufayl & the definitive statement by Abu'l Walid Muhammad ibn Rushd by Muh:ammad ibn Ah:mad ibn Muh:ammad Ibn Rushd al-H:afîd( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Squaring the circle : a selection of the shorter writings of al-Jāhiz by ʻAmr ibn Baḥr Jāḥiẓ( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Havy ibn Yaqzan by Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Malik Ibn Ṭufayl( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Andalusian philosophers : The story of Hayy ibn Yaqzan by Abu Bakr muhammad ibn Tufayl & The definitive statement( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avarice [and] the avaricious = (Kitāb al-buk̲ḫalāʼ) by al-Ǧāḥiẓ( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Poems of wine & revelry : the khamriyyat of Abu NuwasThe perfumed garden of sensual delight = Ar-rawd̲ al-ʻât̲ir fî nuzhatiʼl khât̲irSquaring the circle : a selection of the shorter writings of al-Jāhiz
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