Arabian Poetry for English Readers

Author: William Alexander Clouston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arabic poetry

Page: 473

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Edited, with an introduction and notes, by W. A. Clouston.
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Arabian Poetry for English Readers (Classic Reprint)

Author: United States,W. A. Clouston

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780282475918

Category: Poetry

Page: 552

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Excerpt from Arabian Poetry for English Readers Arabic is as nothing, and less than nothing, and vanity - should have undertaken the task of editing a Mas-aura: of Arabian Poetry. But the original plan was very simple and, to be perfectly candid, I thought myself not altogether incompetent to judge of what would likely be of interest to intelligent English readers. How the task has been performed, readers will, of course, decide for themselves. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Victims of a Map

A Bilingual Anthology of Arabic Poetry (Adonis, Mahmud Darwish, Samih al-Qasim)

Author: Abdullah al-Udhari

Publisher: Saqi Books

ISBN: 0863563104

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Mahmud Darwish, Samih al-Qasim and Adonis are amongst the leading poets in the Arab world today. Victims of a Map presents some of their finest work in translation, alongside the original Arabic, including thirteen poems by Darwish never before published – in English or Arabic – and a long work by Adonis written during the 1982 siege of Beirut, also published here for the first time.
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Readings in Oriental Literature

Arabian, Indian, and Islamic

Author: Jalal Uddin Khan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443875163

Category: Social Science

Page: 495

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Readings in Oriental Literature: Arabian, Indian, and Islamic is an up-to-date elucidation of some diverse and discrete, yet common and classic, subjects and authors, and the distinctive oriental elements present in them. The book, composed of fourteen essays, includes ancient Arabian poetry; the Arabian Nights; the Arabian desert; the Arabian influence on Melville; Shelley’s Orientalia; Coleridge’s Kubla Khan; the influence of English Romantics on the Bengali Tagore; Bangladesh’s national anthem, and her exiled daughter Taslima Nasreen; the Victorian reaction to British India; religious diversity and Islam in the West; the Muslim East in English literature; and reading literature from an Islamic point of view. Marked by an originality of approach and a freshness and simplicity, the book takes note of contemporary theoretical, interdisciplinary and cultural discourse drawn from literature, history, politics and religion as necessary. However, it is far from being unnecessarily weighed down by the loaded clichés, oft-repeated jargon and overused euphemisms of modern literary or critical theory. The result is, regardless of its specialized treatment of otherwise commonplace or well-known texts or topics, that the overall discussion is as lucid, introductory and expository as it is deep and scholarly, making the book accessible and understandable to non-specialist readers, in addition to specialist researchers and academics.
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The Butterfly's Burden

Poems

Author: Ma?m?d Darw?sh

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 1556592418

Category: Poetry

Page: 327

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Newest work from Mahmoud Darwish--the most acclaimed poet in the Arab world
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Gathering the Tide

An Anthology of Contemporary Arabian Gulf Poetry

Author: Patty Paine

Publisher: Apollo Books

ISBN: 9780863723742

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 366

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Gathering the Tide makes available to English-language readers the important literary work being undertaken by the poets of the Arabian Gulf. The book draws readers into a rich and vibrant world, offering an understanding of the people and culture of the region through poetry. A handful of anthologies have represented the Middle East in general or individual Middle Eastern countries, but this collection presents poets from across the Arabian Gulf - a region with a distinct and deeply rooted tradition of poetry and a thriving contemporary literary community. This is an exciting collection of poets from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The anthology includes a wide range of poetry from established and rising poets, from the work of Laala Kashef Alghata, a 19-year-old poet from Bahrain, to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Emir of Dubai. While several of the poets composed their poems in English, most of the poems were translated from Arabic to English by an exceptional team of accomplished translators. The Gulf has attracted global attention for its explosive growth, and these poets contemplate everything from souks to shopping malls; to love, loss, and solitude; to war, peace, and beyond.
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The Literary Heritage of the Arabs

An Anthology

Author: Suheil Bushrui,James Malarkey

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 0863563147

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 447

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The Literary Heritage of the Arabs samples some of the finest literature produced by Arab writers in the last 1,500 years. The selection of poetry and prose spans many genres and styles, conveying the full range of Arab experiences and perspectives - from the tragic to the comic, the wistful to the mystical, the courtly to the lowly, and the Arab East to Andalusia. The reader of this anthology will become aware of the extent to which this vibrant and distinctive literary heritage has always been both receptive to the currents from neighbouring cultures and influential in the evolution of other literary traditions, in South Asia, Western Europe and beyond. Thus, the reader will discover, behind local colours and different literary conventions, our common humanity.
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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

Author: Roland Greene,Stephen Cushman,Clare Cavanagh,Jahan Ramazani,Paul F. Rouzer,Harris Feinsod,David Marno,Alexandra Slessarev

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691154910

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1639

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Rev. ed. of: The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics / Alex Preminger and T.V.F. Brogan, co-editors; Frank J. Warnke, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Earl Miner, associate editors. 1993.
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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

Fourth Edition

Author: Stephen Cushman,Clare Cavanagh,Jahan Ramazani,Paul Rouzer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400841429

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1680

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Through three editions over more than four decades, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject: history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, critical terms, and more. Now this landmark work has been thoroughly revised and updated for the twenty-first century. Compiled by an entirely new team of editors, the fourth edition--the first new edition in almost twenty years--reflects recent changes in literary and cultural studies, providing up-to-date coverage and giving greater attention to the international aspects of poetry, all while preserving the best of the previous volumes. At well over a million words and more than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia has unparalleled breadth and depth. Entries range in length from brief paragraphs to major essays of 15,000 words, offering a more thorough treatment--including expert synthesis and indispensable bibliographies--than conventional handbooks or dictionaries. This is a book that no reader or writer of poetry will want to be without. Thoroughly revised and updated by a new editorial team for twenty-first-century students, scholars, and poets More than 250 new entries cover recent terms, movements, and related topics Broader international coverage includes articles on the poetries of more than 110 nations, regions, and languages Expanded coverage of poetries of the non-Western and developing worlds Updated bibliographies and cross-references New, easier-to-use page design Fully indexed for the first time
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Adonis

Selected Poems

Author: Adūnīs,Khaled Mattawa

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300153066

Category: Poetry

Page: 399

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Born in Syria in 1930, Adonis is one of the most celebrated poets of the Arabic-speaking world. His poems have earned international acclaim, and his influence on Arabic literature has been likened to that of T. S. Eliot’s on English-language verse. This volume serves as the first comprehensive survey of Adonis’s work, allowing English readers to admire the arc of a remarkable literary career through the labors of the poet’s own handpicked translator, Khaled Mattawa. Experimental in form and prophetic in tone, Adonis’s poetry sings exultantly of both the sweet promise of eros and the lingering problems of the self. Steeped in the anguish of exile and the uncertainty of existence, Adonis demonstrates the poet’s profound affection for Arabic and European lyrical traditions even as his poems work to destabilize those very aesthetic and moral sensibilities. This collection positions the work of Adonis within the pantheon of the great poets of exile, including César Vallejo, Joseph Brodsky, and Paul Celan, providing for English readers the most complete vision yet of the work of the man whom the cultural critic Edward Said called “today’s most daring and provocative Arab poet.”
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An Introduction to Arab Poeti

Author: Adonis

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 0863567371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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Poetry is the quintessence of Arab culture. In this book, one of the foremost Arab poets reinterprets a rich and ancient heritage. He examines the oral tradition of pre-Islamic Arabian poetry, as well as the relationship between Arabic poetry and the Qur'an, and between poetry and thought. Adonis also assesses the challenges of modernism and the impact of western culture on the Arab poetic tradition. Stimulating in their originality, eloquent in their treatment of a wide range of poetry and criticism, these reflections open up fresh perspectives on one of the world's greatest - and least explored - literatures. 'The most intellectually stimulating of several Arab books of unique literary distinction in fine translations ... Translated with uncommon intelligence ... As important a cultural manifesto as any written today.' Edward Said, Independent on Sunday 'Adonis's only prose work available in English is this book. The loss is ours and it is massive, for Adonis is a writer like Neruda or Marquez.' Geoff Dyer, Independent 'Introduces the reader to a new way of interpreting all poetry, and to many marvellous words that do not have an English equivalent.' Arts Letter
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Desert Voices

Bedouin Women's Poetry in Saudi Arabia

Author: Moneera Al-Ghadeer

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857711962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The Bedouin, or ‘desert dwellers’, have a rich cultural heritage often expressed through music and poetry. Here Moneera Al-Ghadeer provides us with the first comparative reading of women’s oral poetry from Saudi Arabia. She examines women’s lyrics of love, desire, mourning and grievance. We come to understand Bedouin mores and - most significantly - the unique description of a desert that is consistently held to be infinite, evocative, stimulating and an eternal freedom. _x000D_ ‘Desert Voices’ asks a number of questions: How should we read oral poetry? Should our approach differ from the analytical models of canonical Arabic poetry? What theoretical insights may be gained from comparative reflection on an excluded feminine oral genre? Can Bedouin women’s oral poems be read with contemporary literary theory/al-nazariya adabiya/pensée?_x000D_ Moneera Al-Ghadeer addresses these questions by translating, analyzing and critically reflecting on the oral poetry material originally collected by Ibn Raddas. She explores different elegies and the rhetoric of mourning and melancholy with particular emphasis on the insights of Sigmund Freud and Judith Butler. The changing face of the Arabian peninsula is documented in Bedouin women’s poetry, through poems composed after the discovery of oil, in which women speak of technology in the form of automobiles, railways, aeroplanes and binoculars. These poems illuminate an important and neglected historical moment that is relevant to certain postcolonial and globalization theories about current crises in the Middle East. _x000D_ Al-Ghadeer faces the problems of translation of oral poetry. What happens to the marginal subject and the minor language - dialect/s - in translation? How can one translate oral poems composed in a nomadic dialect? She uses translation theory as presented by Walter Benjamin, de Man, Derrida and G. C. Spivak and tackles the most obvious translation problem in these poems: the exceedingly rich vocabulary of Bedouin ethos and the multifaceted signification of weather and animal imagery._x000D_ As the first English translation and analysis of this poetry, ‘Desert Voices’ is both a gesture to preserving the oral poetic tradition of women and a radical critique addressing the exclusion of their poetry from current academic literary studies. The book provides invaluable material for reflection in the debates around oral culture and women’s poetic composition while it translates, presents and critically examins a genre, which opens Arabic poetry and literature to contemporary theory and criticism.
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Ethics and Poetry in Sixth-Century Arabia

Author: Nadia Jamil

Publisher:

ISBN: 1909724998

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The poetry of pre-Islamic Arabia is a neglected tessera in the mosaic of Late Antiquity. It is the only literary corpus of that time that embodies the voices of the Arabs, and is, thus, a critical complementary resource for understanding the history not only of Arabian poetry, but also of Arabian ethos and ideology. Yet, as such, it remains little exploited for reasons large among which loom the ‘question of authenticity’, belief in the myth of ‘the empty Hijaz’, and indefensible assumptions of a primitivity that precludes self-awareness and abstract thought, let alone anything truly ethical or religious. By adopting a transparent approach that addresses these negative assumptions and more, this study demonstrates what is implicit in its title: that the ethics and poetry of sixth-century Arabia are an inseparable equation. Offering, first, a critical overview of key figures from the last hundred years – from Goldziher to Izutsu – who have substantially exploited this corpus to advance views on early Arabian ethos and religion, and, then, an analytic survey of recent major approaches to interpreting its meanings and forms, the study proceeds to a graded semantic analysis of select poems to build a ‘vocabulary’ that elucidates both the mechanisms of the poetry’s content and structure, and its profoundly psychological character. The poetry emerges as a stylized, common discourse, based in an organicist system of ethics that exploits concepts of gender, health and commerce, to reflect a distinct cosmology: one where the heart and body of the individual man is the micro-universe of a greater macrocosm. Weighed against the revolutionary vision of the Qurʾan, the language and figures of this world-view allow us to observe seminal details of a transformation that recasts a universe governed by chance, where virtue is to ‘gamble’ communal resources to ‘purchase’ life for generations to come, as a quasi-commercial investment of belief and striving, which may ‘purchase’ life in a world hereafter.
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The Poetry of Arab Women

A Contemporary Anthology

Author: Nathalie Handal

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9781566563741

Category: Poetry

Page: 355

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Arab women poets work within one of the oldest literary traditions in the world, yet they are virtually unknown in the West. Uniting Arab women poets from the all over the Arab World anti abroad, Nathalie Handal has put together an outstanding collection that introduces poets who write in Arabic, French, English, and Swedish, among them some of the twentieth century's most accomplished poets and today's most exciting new voices. Translated by distinguished translators and poets from around the world, The Poetry of Arab Women showcases the work of 82 poets, among them: Etel Adnan, Andre Chedid, Salma Khadra Jayyusi, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Fadwa Tuqan.
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Classical Poems by Arab Women

A Bilingual Anthology

Author: Abdullah al-Udhari

Publisher: Saqi Books

ISBN: 0863569307

Category: Poetry

Page: 300

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Arab women poets have been around since the earliest of times, yet their diwans (collected poems) were not given the same consideration as their male counterparts’. Spanning 5,000 years, from the pre-Islamic to the Andalusian periods, Classical Poems by Arab Women presents rarely seen work by over fifty women writers for the first time. From the sorrowful eulogies of Khansa to the gleeful scorn of Wallada bint al-Mustakfi, this collection exclusively features the work of Arab women who boldly refused to be silenced. The poems are excursions into their vibrant world whose humanity has been suppressed for centuries by religious and political bigotry. With poems in both English and Arabic, this remarkable anthology celebrates feminine wit and desire, and shows the significant contribution Arab women made to the literary tradition.
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Modern Arabic Poetry

An Anthology

Author: Salma Khadra Jayyusi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231052733

Category: History

Page: 498

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Presents a collection of poems by ninety-three poets from fifteen Middle East countries.
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Arabic poetry

a primer for students

Author: Arthur John Arberry

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arabic poetry

Page: 174

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قصائد حب عربية

Full Arabic and English Texts

Author: Nizār Qabbānī

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9780894108815

Category: Poetry

Page: 225

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This translation of Nizar Kabbani's poetry is accompanied by the striking Arabic texts of the poems, penned by Kabbani especially for this collection. Kabbani was a poet of great simplicity - direct, spontaneous, musical, using the language of everyday life. He was a ceasless campaigner for women's rights, and his verses praise the beauty of the female body, and of love. He was an Arab nationalist, yet he criticized Arab dictators and the lack of freedom in the Arab world.
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The Wine Song in Classical Arabic Poetry

Abū Nuwās and the Literary Tradition

Author: Philip F. Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198263929

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The classical period of Arab civilization produced the most extensive and highly developed bacchic tradition in world literature, In this book, the author traces the history of classical Arabic wine poetry from its origins in sixth century Arabia to its heyday in Baghdad at the turn of the ninth century. The focus is on the greatest and perhaps most likeable of Arabic poets, Abu Nuwas. Although wine poetry is only one of the many genres for which he is known, it is the one that has ensured his fame, and the one on which this book concentrates. The wine songs of the poet are analysed and their connections with poetics, ethics, and religion are explored. The author also puts Abu Nuwas in perspective by comparing him with his most important predecessors and contemporaries and by discussing his interaction with other poetic genres such as amatory, invective, ascetic, or gnomic verse.
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