This issue of Edebiyât discusses topics ranging from medieval grammar, prosody and rhetoric to computer-assisted techniques of analysis. It also features excerpts from Michael Cooperson’s translation of Abdelfattah Kilito’s L’Auteur et ses doubles.
1. The Apposite Request: A Small Chapter in Persian and Arabic Rhetoric Geert Jan van Gelder 2. The Art of Riddling in Classical Persian Poetry A. A. Seyed-Ghorab 3. Computer-Assisted Studies of Persian Rhyme Ricardo Zipoli 5. Poetry from Tajik Badakhshan: Form and Performance Gabrielle van den Berg 6. Ibn rusta’s Lack of “Eloquence”, the Rūs, and Samanid Cosmography James E. Montgomery Translation: from Abdelfattah Kilito, The Author and His Doubles Michael Cooperson Book Reviews