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The literary world of Shelomoh Bonafed by Angel Sáenz-Badillos

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This chapter focuses prose texts of Shelomoh Bonafed that offer some light on the nature and the social function of poetry and meliṣah in the first half of the fifteenth century. It discusses the sociological role of poetry and artistic prose in the first half of the fifteenth century. The chapter presents Bonafed's conception of poetry: some principles of his ars poetica. Reading the Dīwān of Bonafed from the perspective of his conception of poetry, one gets the impression that he alludes to poetry in almost every poem. The chapter provides Literary roots and tendencies and also the images and metaphors of Bonafed. Reading again the Dīwān of Bonafed from the perspective of his conception of poetry, the first impression that one gets is that he alludes to poetry in almost every poem. In his poetry, Bonafed states several times that he follows the tradition of the ancient classic poets.

Keywords: Dīwān; meliṣah; Shelomoh Bonafed

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