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Arabic Poems
by Marle Hammond


Overview - A bilingual anthology of poems from the sixth century to the present, "Arabic Poems" is a one-of-a-kind showcase of a fascinating literary tradition.
The Arabic poetic legacy is as vast as it is deep, spanning a period of fifteen centuries in regions from Morocco to Iraq.
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Overview
A bilingual anthology of poems from the sixth century to the present, "Arabic Poems" is a one-of-a-kind showcase of a fascinating literary tradition.
The Arabic poetic legacy is as vast as it is deep, spanning a period of fifteen centuries in regions from Morocco to Iraq. Themes of love, nature, religion, and politics recur in works drawn from the pre-Islamic oral tradition through poems anticipating the recent Arab Spring.
Editor MarlE Hammond has selected more than fifty poems reflecting desire and longing of various kinds: for the beloved, for the divine, for the homeland, and for change and renewal. Poets include the legendary pre-Islamic warrior 'Antara, medieval Andalusian poet Ibn Zaydun, the mystical poet Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya, and the influential Egyptian Romantic Ahmad Zaki Abu Shadi. Here too are literary giants of the past century: Khalil Jibran, author of the best-selling "The Prophet;" popular Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani; Palestinian feminist Fadwa Tuqan; Mahmoud Darwish, bard of occupation and exile; acclaimed iconoclast Adonis; and more. In their evocations of heroism, nostalgia, mysticism, grief, and passion, the poems gathered here transcend the limitations of time and place.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375712432
  • ISBN-10: 0375712437
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 287

Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets

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Books > Poetry > Middle Eastern
Books > Poetry > Anthologies (multiple authors)
Books > Poetry > Ancient & Classical

 
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