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Adūnīs 1930-

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An introduction to Arab poetics by Adūnīs( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a collection of four essays -- delivered as lectures at the College de France in 1984, that were presented by the author -- that examine the tradition of the pre-Islamic poetry of Arabia and the relationship between Arabic poetry and the Quran, and between poetry and thought. The author presents Arabic poetry as the quintessence of Arab culture and assesses the challenges of modernism and also the impact of Western culture on the Arab poetic tradition
Victims of a map by Maḥmūd Darwīsh( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... in translation, alongside the original Arabic, including thirteen poems by Darwish never before published - in English or Arabic - and a long work by Adonis ... also published here for the first time."--Page [] 4 of cover
Mihyar of Damascus, his songs by Adūnīs( Book )

44 editions published between 1961 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blood of Adonis; transpositions of selected poems of Adonis (Ali Ahmed Said) by Adūnīs( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pages of day and night by Adūnīs( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ali Ahmad Said was born in 1930 in a Syrian village overlooking the Mediterranean. As a boy he was schooled at home by his father, a peasant respected in the neighborhood for his exceptional learning. By him the future poet (who at seventeen adopted his pen name Adonis) was very early introduced to the language of the Koran and to the great figures of classical Arab culture. After the French lycee in Tartus and university studies in Damascus came a term of military service, half of which he spent in prison for political activities. In 1956, with his wife, Adonis made his way to Beirut, and in 1960 chose to become a Lebanese citizen. With Yussef el-Khal he founded the influential review Chir
A time between ashes and roses : poems by Adūnīs( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and Arabic and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adonis's poetry and prose writings have aroused much controversy in the Arab world, both for their provocative content and their arresting style. Grounded in traditional poetic styles, Adonis developed a new way of expressing modern sentiments." "This bilingual edition, presenting the poems in Arabic and English on facing pages, is enhanced by a critical bibliography of Adonis's works, providing an accessible and crucial reference for scholars of modern and Middle Eastern poetry and culture. Shawkat M. Toorawa's translation finally makes the poet's signature work available to an English-speaking audience: the effect is no less powerful than were the first translations of Pablo Neruda into English."--Jacket
Concerto al-Quds = Kūnshīrtū al-Quds by Adūnīs( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A cri de cœur or fully imagined poem on the myth and history of Jerusalem/Al-Quds from the author revered as the greatest living Arabic poet. At the age of eighty-six, Adonis, an Arabic poet with Syrian origins, a critic, an essayist, and a devoted secularist, has come out of retirement to pen an extended, innovative poem on Jerusalem/Al-Quds. It is a hymn to a troubled city embattled by the conflicting demands of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Adonis's city, as a coveted land, ought to suggest the universal love of humanity; as a land of tragedy, a place of contending history and beliefs, and a locus of bitterness, conflict, hatred, rivalry, and blood. Wrapping multiple voices, historical references, and political viewpoints within his ecstatic lyricism, Adonis has created a provocative work of unique beauty and profound wisdom, beautifully rendered in English by award-winning poet Khaled Mattawa."--
Normes et valeurs dans l'Islam contemporain by Jean-Paul Charnay( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1979 in French and English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformations of the lover by Adūnīs( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sufism and surrealism by Adūnīs( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this remarkable book, Adonis, one of the Arab world's greatest living poets, set forth the peculiar convergence of ideas running through Sufism and Surrealism. While at first appearing to be in polar opposition, convincing parallels are drawn between these religious and aesthetic/atheistic movements. Adonis contests that atheism does not necessarily imply a rejection of Sufism, just as Sufism does not necessarily imply a belief in a traditional religion or faith. Both are related to the metaphysical, and both seek to say what has not been said, to know what has not been known"--Provided by publisher
If only the sea could sleep : love poems by Adūnīs( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo zen me cheng hu wo men zhi jian guo qu de yi qie? by Adūnīs( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Chinese and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013, How Can I Call What Is Between Us a Past? is a chapbook of poetry by Adonis presented in Arabic, English, and Chinese. How Can I Call What Is Between Us a Past? is also available, along with the chapbooks of other internationally renowned poets, in Islands or Continents (Eighteen-volume Set). Selected poems from this volume are featured in the anthology Islands or Continents: International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013
Word of mouth( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of a ten-part series, presented by John Hegley, in which contemporary poets read their work. Featuring: Adonis, John Cooper Clarke, and Tom Raworth
Conversations with my father, Adonis by Ninar Esber( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversational dialogues between a father (Syrian-born poet Adūnīs, b.1930) and his daughter (Ninar Esber, b. 1971) about the crises of the modern Arabic world
Mémoire du vent : poèmes 1957-1990 by Adūnīs( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sufism & surrealism by Adūnīs( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adonis explores the convergence of ideas between Sufism and Surrealism, though these spiritual and aesthetic/atheistic movements may appear at first glance to be in polar opposition
Chronique des branches by Adūnīs( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in French and Arabic and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primer cuerpo-- último mar by Adūnīs( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Poesía sin fin = Endless poetry by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Holy Mountain, El Topo) reimagines his youth spent as an aspiring poet in the surreal and breathlessly inventive Endless Poetry. In 1940s Santiago de Chile, 20-year-old "Alejandrito" Jodorowsky vows to become a poet against the will of his disciplinarian father. Leaving home, he is introduced to the inner circle of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde of the time, meeting Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz, Nicanor Parra and many other promising young writers who will become the masters of Latin America's modern literature. Immersed in a world of poetic experimentation, they live together as few have dared to live before: sensually, authentically, freely, madly. Read more at
Tanabbaʼ ayyuhā al-aʻmá by Adūnīs( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Arabic and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Victims of a map
Victims of a mapMihyar of Damascus, his songsThe pages of day and nightA time between ashes and roses : poemsSufism and surrealismIf only the sea could sleep : love poemsConversations with my father, AdonisSufism & surrealism
Alternative Names

Adonis 1930-....

Adonis Adonis, 1930-

Adonis Ali Ahmad Said Esber (Al Qassabin, 1 de enero de 1930), conocido por su seudónimo Adonis o Adunis, es un poeta y ensayista sirio. Adonis ha desarrollado su carrera literaria principalmente en el Líbano y Francia. Ha publicado más de veinte libros...

Adonis, Ali Ahmed Sa'id

Adonis (básnik)

Adonis (file)

Adonis (poeta)

Adonis poeta e saggista siriano

Adonis poète et critique littéraire syrien d'expression arabe et française

Adonis pseud

Adonis Syrský básník, novinář, profesor arabské literatury na francouzské Sorboně.

Adonis syrský esejista a básník

Adonis syryjski poeta

Adonis szíriai költő


Adūnīs 1930-

Adūnīs, ʿAlī Aḥmad Isbir 1930-

Adūnīs, ʿAlī Aḥmad Saʿīd 1930-

Adunis Essayist, poet

Ahmad Said, Ali 1930-

al-Asbar, ʿAlī Aḥmad Saʿīd al- 1930-

ʿAlī Aḥmad Isbir Adūnīs 1930-

Ali, Ahmad Sa'd Isbir.

ʿAlī Aḥmad Saʿīd

ʿAlī Aḥmad Saʿīd 1930-...

ʿAlī Aḥmad Saʿīd Adūnīs 1930-

Ali Ahmad Said Asbar

Ali Ahmad Sa'id dichter uit Libanon

Ali, Ahmad Saïd Esber

Ali, Ahmad Saïd Esber, 1930-

Ali, Ahmad Sa'id Isbir.

Ali Ahmad Said syrischer Dichter und Intellektueller

Ali Ahmet Sait Eşber

Asbar , Ali Ahmad Said

Asbar, ʿAlī Aḥmad Saʿīd, 1930-

Asbir , Ali Ahmad Said

Asbir, ʿAlī Aḥmad Saʿīd 1930-

Esber, Ahmad Said

Esber, Ali

Esber, ʿAlī 1930-

Esber , Ali Ahmad Said

Ésber, Ali Ahmad Said 1930-

Isbir, Ali Ahmad Said.

Isbir ʿAlī Aḥmad Saʿīd 1930-....

Saʿīd, ʿAlī Aḥmad

Saʿīd, ʿAlī Aḥmad 1930-...

Saʿid, Ali Ahmed 1930-

Said Asbar, Ali Ahmad

Saʻid Esber , Ali Ahmad

Saïd Esber, Ali Aḥmad 1930-

Saïd Esber, Ali Ahmed 1930-

Saʼtd , Alī Aḥmad Iṣbir

Άδωνις Σύρος ποιητής και συγγραφέας

Адонис сирийский поэт


Ադոնիս (բանաստեղծ)


אדוניס 1930-

אסבר, עלי אחמד סעיד


أدونس، 1930-


أدونيس، (1930-).


إسبر, علي أحمد سعيد

اسبر، علي احمد سعيد، 1930-

سعيد، ادونيس، 1930-

سعيد، علي احمد، 1930-

علي أحمد سعيد 1930-....






사이드, 알리 아흐마드 1930-


아도니스 1930-