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An Introduction To Arab Poetics
An Introduction To Arab Poetics by Adonis 0863563317 9780863563317
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An Introduction To Arab Poetics by Adonis

Poetry is the quintessence of Arab culture. In this book one of todays foremost Arab poets reinterprets a rich and ancient heritage. He examines the oral tradition of the pre-Islamic poetry of Arabia and the relationship between Arabic poetry and the Quran, and between poetry and thought. He 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 worlds greatest--and least explored--literatures.

Author: Adonis

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 108

Publisher: Saqi Books

Publication Date: 2003-02-01

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