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Arabic Poems (bilingual Ar-En)

By: Editor: Hammond, Marle

Language: Arabic-English


«Arabic Poems: A bilingual edition », Edited by Marle Hammond, an «Everyman's Library Pocket Poets» Edition. 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 Marlé 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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Product Details
By:Editor: Hammond, Marle
Pages: 288 pp
Publisher:Everyman's Library Pocket Poets, Alfred A. Knopf, 2014, New York
Dimensions:11 x 16.5 cm / 4.4 x 6.5 in
Topic:Arabic Poetry - Early through Contemporary

Arabic Poems (bilingual Ar-En)
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