By Muhsin J. al-Musawi

ISBN-10: 0203965418

ISBN-13: 9780203965412

ISBN-10: 0415769922

ISBN-13: 9780415769921

Because the past due Forties, Arabic poetry has spoken for an Arab sense of right and wrong, up to it has debated positions and ideologies, nationally and world wide. This e-book tackles problems with modernity and culture in Arabic poetry as manifested in poetic texts and feedback by way of poets as members in transformation and alter. It reviews the poetic in its complexity, relating to problems with selfhood, individuality, group, faith, ideology, country, category and gender. Al-Musawi also explores in context matters which have been cursorily spotted or ignored, like Shi’i poetics, Sufism, women’s poetry, and expressions of exilic cognizance. Arabic Poetry employs present literary thought and gives entire assurance of recent and post-modern poetry from the Nineteen Fifties onwards, making it crucial examining for people with pursuits in Arabic tradition and literature and center East reports.

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Such proclamations imply a break with an early apprenticeship, for the brother’s rejection of the Apollo group apparently fell on deaf ears, and her evolution took a romantic road, which was to find further impetus under the impact of her fellow woman-poet Nmzik al-Malm’ikah. 19 POETIC TRAJECTORIES: CRITICAL INTRODUCTION Her association with the latter was also another rite of passage, as the movement from tradition to modernity, from classical prosody to free verse and from imitation to experience, is not one for all poets and participants in modernism.

Targeting panegyrics, ‘All al-Wardl thinks of the strain as no more than a parasitic endeavor which runs counter to the spirit of the age. Making use of theories of elitism, he argues that the elite class “strives to use 12 POETIC TRAJECTORIES: CRITICAL INTRODUCTION appearances and rites that distinguish them from lower classes. ” “Language itself,” he adds, “is deliberately complicated to fit into their system” (Ibid. 193). A counter approach is to decode this language and to replace it with one that uncovers and dissolves the mystique of elitism.

Spoke to their acute sense of loss, naming the banks of the river in such a way as to disguise the mud there—sects and dregs of the Crusaders coming back to life in the darkness, under the ringing speeches. But when the nationalist thesis collapsed, these sects put forth their own almost-shared language. (Ibid. 46–47) There are other critiques directed also against other discourses of the second awakening, that is, after the 1952 revolution in Egypt. Taken together, they make up a poetics of great political and intellectual vigor.

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