The Poetics of Anti-colonialism in the Arabic Qaṣīdah
Representing the most sustained investigation of the aesthetics of Anti-Colonialism in modern Arabic poetry, this book chronicles the evolution of a distinct poetics that sought to maintain the integrity of the "qa dah" without circumventing its historical moment. It painstakingly analyses a selection of odes by four leading twentieth-century poets, A?mad Shawq?, Ma?r?f al-Ru f?, Badr Sh?kir al-Sayy?b and ?Abd al-Wahh?b al-Bay?t?. It will be of particular interest to scholars and students of Arabic literature, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, Postcolonial studies, Comparative literature, and Cultural studies.
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A˙mad Abbàsid Abd al-Wahhàb al-Bayàtì Abu Tammam Adab Ahmad Shawqi al-'Arabì al-‘Arabiyyah Al-Àdàb al-Bayàtì al-dahr al-layàlì al-Mutanabbì al-Rußàfì al-Sayyàb Al-Sayyid al—Shi‘r alà Alì Allah anti-colonial Arab poets Arabic Literature Arabic Poetry Arslàn Badr Shakir Baghdad Beirut blood British Cairo Cambridge classical qaßìdah colonial concluding contrast Cromer Damascus Dàr death denotes Dinshaway Dinshaway incident Dìwàn Druze Egypt Egyptian exile Fayßal following line French hemistich of line imagery invoking Iraq Iraqi Islamic Jaffa Jayyusi Khoury line 11 line 20 literary Lutfi Al-Sayyid M. M. Badawi Massis metaphor Modern Arabic Poetry moreover motif Muhammad Muslim Najd Nakbat nasìb night notion noun opening line Ottoman Palestinian poem poet’s Poetics political pre-Islamic qasidah qaßìdah tradition Qur"àn Qur"ànic recalled reference refugees respect Revolution second hemistich Shawqì Shi‘r speaker structure Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych symbol Syrian T. S. Eliot thematic theme tion Trans triliteral Umayyad verb verse wal-Nashr Waste Land