Hariri (Abu Muhammad al-Kasim al-Hariri)härēˈrē, 1054–1122, Arab writer of Basra. His principal work is one of the most popular of Arabic books. It is called Makamat [literary assemblies], the name of a literary genre that was much affected at this time. It consists of 50 episodes, in which an old rogue, Abu Zaid, goes from place to place earning his living by his clever talk and his wits. It is written in an almost euphuistic style. Numerous Western translations have been made since the 17th cent.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Hariri from Fact Monster:

  • Rafik Hariri - Hariri, Rafik or Rafiq Hariri, Rafik or Rafiq , 1944–2005, Lebanese tycoon and political ...
  • Lebanon - Learn about the history, geography and culture of Lebanon and find statistical and demographic information.|Information on Lebanon — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and the national flag.
  • February 2005 - February 2005 World Nepalese King Fires Government (Feb. 1): King Gyanendra also declares a state ...
  • 2005 World History - 2005 World History Mahmoud Abbas (1935– ) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956– ) Angela Merkel ...
  • September 2005 - September 2005 World Four Charged in Murder of Lebanese Prime Minister (Sept. 1): Commander of ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Asian Literature: Biographies

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Quizzes

Play Tic Tac Toe