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The Quest for the Sonnet

The Origins of the Sonnet in Arabic Poetry

Kamal Abu-Deeb

it and to the circles in which he moved (something I hope to be able to carry out in the future). The name of the Sicilian poet I have been talking about is Giacomo da Lentini (or Lentino); 3 he lived in the court of Frederick II (1194–1250) and

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Katherine Hennessey and Margaret Litvin

the polyglot Sicilian court of Frederick II (1194–1250) was the forum in which poet Giacomo da Lentini, father of the Italian sonnet, might have heard, adopted and adapted Arabic poetry of this type. To fill out the picture, a section in the online