An Introduction To Arab Poetics
Poetry is the quintessence of Arab culture. Adonis,a leading Arab poet and scholar re-interprets this rich and ancient heritage.
Paperback, 108 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Saqi Books
(first published January 1991)
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Amazing analysis of the function, form and place of oral poetics in communal spaces. Crystalline and lyric description of Adonis' views of Arab 'modernism'--accomplished via a wonderful rendering of the techniques of French Symbolists. Pleasurable, informative and revolutionary. One of the best books of poetic form and theory I've ever read.