The Poetry of Saʻdī Yūsuf: Between Homeland and Exile

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Sussex Academic Press, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 352 pages
Sa'adi Yusuf has long been acknowledged as Iraq's foremost living poet and one of the preeminent modernists of Arabic poetry. In this first book-length study in English on the subject, the author seeks to provide a comprehensive look at Yusuf's literary accomplishments through thematic analysis and close readings that place his texts within wider literary contexts. Encompassing discussions of more than a hundred poems, this study offers a coherent framework for understanding the body of work created by a major poet of our time.

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Contents

Transferring Life into Words
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Chapter Three
134
Chapter Four
248
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About the author (2006)

Dr Yair Huri is a lecturer in the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles on modern Arabic Poetry and Arab Literary Criticism & Linguistics.

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