Arabic Poems - Marle Hammond (Hardcover)

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9780375712432
Department
Books
Released
5 Aug 2014
Supply Source
USA

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Author
Marle Hammond (Editor)
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House Inc
Language
English
Number of Pages
256

Annotation

A bilingual anthology of classic and modern Arabic poems from the sixth century to the present explores a wide range of countries and themes while focusing on pieces that reflect desire, featuring examples by such poets as pre-Islamic warrior 'Antara Ibn Shaddad, medieval Andalusian Ibn Zaydun and influential Egyptian Romantic Ahmad Zaki Abu Shadi.

Summary

A bilingual anthology of poems from the sixth century to the present, Arabic Poems is a one-of-a-kind showcase of a fascinating literary tradition.

The Arabic poetic legacy is as vast as it is deep, spanning a period of fifteen centuries in regions from Morocco to Iraq. Themes of love, nature, religion, and politics recur in works drawn from the pre-Islamic oral tradition through poems anticipating the recent Arab Spring.

Editor Marlé Hammond has selected more than fifty poems reflecting desire and longing of various kinds: for the beloved, for the divine, for the homeland, and for change and renewal. Poets include the legendary pre-Islamic warrior ‘Antara, medieval Andalusian poet Ibn Zaydun, the mystical poet Rabi‘a al-‘Adawiyya, and the influential Egyptian Romantic Ahmad Zaki Abu Shadi. Here too are literary giants of the past century: Khalil Jibran, author of the best-selling The Prophet; popular Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani; Palestinian feminist Fadwa Tuqan; Mahmoud Darwish, bard of occupation and exile; acclaimed iconoclast Adonis; and more. In their evocations of heroism, nostalgia, mysticism, grief, and passion, the poems gathered here transcend the limitations of time and place.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Poetry
BISAC Subject 1
Poetry / Middle Eastern
BISAC Subject 2
Poetry / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Academic Subject 1
Arabic Poetry
Dewey Classification
808