Palestine and Modern Arab Poetry

Palestine and Modern Arab Poetry PDF Author: Khalid A. Sulaiman
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9780862322380
Category : Arabic poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 240

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An Anthology of Modern Arabic Poetry

An Anthology of Modern Arabic Poetry PDF Author: Mounah A Khouri
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520307526
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 264

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This bilingual anthology is the first attempt to present a substantial collection of contemporary Arabic poetry in the English language. It acquaints the English-speaking reader with the modern development of one of the world's major poetic traditions, and affords insight into the contemporary cultural situation of the Arab peoples. English translations of Arabic poetry have suffered from aspirations to geographic completeness of representation and excessive concern with the Neo-Classicist school. The present anthology regards poetic quality as the primary criterion of selection and displays an emphatic interest in the poets of free verse. It presents three successive generations--the Syro-Americans, the Egyptian modernist, and the poets of free-verse movement--linked together by a progressive shift from emphasis on form to emphasis on content and form a relatively detached portrayal of the outside world to a concern with the expression of individual experience. Numerous contemporary poets make their first appearance in English, some of them having written pieces specially for this anthology. It is hoped that the bilingual character of the anthology will suit it for use by students of Arabic literature. At the same time, the book is intended for a wider readership with general poetic and literary interests. An important criterion in composing the anthology was the viability of a poem, in its English translation, as a piece of literature as well as the excellence of its Arabic original; if the translators have been successful in applying this criterion, the anthology should afford much aesthetic pleasure. The work should be of considerable interest also to students of comparative literature, as it demonstrates the influence on modern Arab letters of several Western poets, notably Eliot, Yeats, and Pound. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1974.

Palestinian Themes in Modern Arabic Literature, 1917-1970

Palestinian Themes in Modern Arabic Literature, 1917-1970 PDF Author: Salih J. Altoma
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Arabic literature
Languages : en
Pages : 55

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Silencing the Sea

Silencing the Sea PDF Author: Khaled Furani
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804782601
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 312

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Silencing the Sea follows Palestinian poets' debates about their craft as they traverse multiple and competing realities of secularism and religion, expulsion and occupation, art, politics, immortality, death, fame, and obscurity. Khaled Furani takes his reader down ancient roads and across military checkpoints to join the poets' worlds and engage with the rhythms of their lifelong journeys in Islamic and Arabic history, language, and verse. This excursion offers newfound understandings of how today's secular age goes far beyond doctrine, to inhabit our very senses, imbuing all that we see, hear, feel, and say. Poetry, the traditional repository of Arab history, has become the preeminent medium of Palestinian memory in exile. In probing poets' writings, this work investigates how struggles over poetic form can host larger struggles over authority, knowledge, language, and freedom. It reveals a very intimate and venerated world, entwining art, intellect, and politics, narrating previously untold stories of a highly stereotyped people.

Trends and Movements in Modern Arabic Poetry

Trends and Movements in Modern Arabic Poetry PDF Author: Salma Khadra Jayyusi
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004049208
Category : Arabic poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 877

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The Object of Memory

The Object of Memory PDF Author: Susan Slyomovics
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812215250
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 294

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There was a village in Palestine called Ein Houd, whose people traced their ancestry back to one of Saladin's generals who was granted the territory as a reward for his prowess in battle. By the end of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, all the inhabitants of Ein Houd had been dispersed or exiled or had gone into hiding, although their old stone homes were not destroyed. In 1953 the Israeli government established an artists' cooperative community in the houses of the village, now renamed Ein Hod. In the meantime, the Arab inhabitants of Ein Houd moved two kilometers up a neighboring mountain and illegally built a new village. They could not afford to build in stone, and the mountainous terrain prevented them from using the layout of traditional Palestinian villages. That seemed unimportant at the time, because the Palestinians considered it to be only temporary, a place to live until they could go home. The Palestinians have not gone home. The two villages—Jewish Ein Hod and the new Arab Ein Houd—continue to exist in complex and dynamic opposition. The Object of Memory explores the ways in which the people of Ein Houd and Ein Hod remember and reconstruct their past in light of their present—and their present in light of their past. Honorable Mention, 1999 Perkins Book Prize, Society for the Study of Narrative

Words Like Daggers: The Political Poetry of the Negev Bedouin

Words Like Daggers: The Political Poetry of the Negev Bedouin PDF Author: Kobi Peled
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004501827
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 332

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The book explores the political poetry recited by the Negev Bedouin from the late Ottoman period to the late twentieth century. By closely reading fifty poems Kobi Peled sheds light on the poets’ sentiments, states of mind and worldviews.

Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict PDF Author: Rachel S. Harris
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814346782
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 434

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Pedagogical resource to help faculty prepare courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict in any discipline.

Contemporary Poetry in English

Contemporary Poetry in English PDF Author: Tirtha Prasad Mukhopadhyay
Publisher: Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 166

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Contemporary poetry, almost all over the world, faces extinction chiefly because people have lost their earlier reading habits. Human culture has undergone a massive transformation. Considered stochastically the print media might be actually receding; normal custom of reading books at bed-time tends to get replaced by the more relaxed activity of watching television. There is also some issue with form, more noticeable among others being the surreal obscurity of verse, the veneer of disjointed post-modernism, the lack of metre. It is however encouraging to note that there are poets who belong to the archaic and ever vanishing community of ritual man. Judith Wright, Frederick Turner, Mary Freeman, Cynthia Zarin have contributed to English poetry even in times as ours. I shall excerpt a few poems and let them speak for a slice of life. But they symbolize the spirit of a millennium that hosts human grief, joy, fear, or self-exhorcising creation in its lines.

Encyclopedia of the Palestinians

Encyclopedia of the Palestinians PDF Author: Philip Mattar
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816069867
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 705

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Presents the history of modern Palestine and biographies of important Palestinians.