The Poetics of Anti-colonialism in the Arabic Qaṣīdah

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BRILL, 2004 - 288 pages
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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Hussein N. Kadhim, Ph.D. (1998) in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Indiana University Bloomington, teaches Arabic Language and Literature at Dartmouth College. He is the co-editor of Edward Said and the Post-Colonial (Nova Publishers, 2002).

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