The poetics of anti-colonialism in the Arabic qaṣīdah
"This book represents the most sustained investigation of the aesthetics of Anti-Colonialism in modern Arabic poetry. Through painstaking analyses of a selection of odes by four leading twentieth-century poets, Ahmad Shawqi, Ma'ruf al-Rusafi, Badr Shakir al-Sayyab and 'Abd al-Wahhab al-Bayati, the book chronicles the evolution of a distinct poetics that sought to maintain the integrity of the qasidah without circumventing its historical moment." "It will be of particular interest to scholars and students of Arabic literature, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, Postcolonial studies, Comparative literature, and Cultural studies."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
eBook, English, 2004
Brill, Leiden, 2004
Criticism, interpretation, etc
1 online resource (xii, 288 pages).
9781429407120, 9789004130302, 9781280914720, 9786610914722, 9789047404408, 1429407123, 9004130306, 1280914726, 6610914729, 9047404408
Chapter 1 The Lord and the Bard: Colonial Discourse and Counter-discourse
Chapter 2 Empire as Occasion: Ahmad Shawqī's Elegy for Damascus
Chapter 3 Ma'rūf al-Rusāfī and the Poetics of Anti-Colonialism
Chapter 4 Rewriting the Metropolitan Text: Badr Shākir al-Sayyāb on "Arab Decline"
Chapter 5 Palestine: The Central Cause: 'Abd al-Wahhāb al-Bayātī's "Odes to Jaffa"
Chapter 6 The Elusive Dream: 'Abd al-Wahhāb al-Bayātī's Odes to His Son 'Alī
Electronic reproduction, [S.l.], HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010
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