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Placing the Poet: Badr Shakir Al-Sayyab and Post Colonial Iraq

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This is a comprehensive study of the most widely celebrated of twentieth-century Iraqi writers, Badr Shakir al-Sayyab, whose premature death in 1964 from Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) was lamented in cultural circles throughout the Arab world. This book makes available to English-speaking readers for the first time an unprecedented amount of information about a single Arab po ...more
Paperback, 333 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by State University of New York Press (first published April 9th 1998)
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