Arabic Poetry: Trajectories of Modernity and Tradition by Muhsin Al-musawi
Since the late 1940s, Arabic Poetry has
spoken for an Arab conscience, as much as it has debated positions and
ideologies, nationally and worldwide. This book tackles issues of
modernity and tradition in Arabic poetry as manifested in poetic texts
and criticism by poets as participants in transformation and change.
Arabic Poetry studies the poetic in its complexity as pertaining to issues of:
· Ideology Nation
book also studies in context, issues that have been cursorily noticed
or neglected, like Shi'i poetics, Sufism, women's poetry, and
expressions of exilic consciousness. It employs current literary theory
and provides comprehensive coverage of modern and post-modern poetry
from the 1950s onwards.
Arabic Poetry is essential reading for those with interests inArabic culture and literature and Middle East studies.