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Conclusions: Secular Prayers

in Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776462
eISBN:
9780804782609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the connection between form and content in Arabic poetry by analyzing the poems themselves. Contemporary literary Arabic poetry is difficult to comprehend because its authors ... More


The Distinctive Art of Chinese Fiction

Paul S. Ropp

in Heritage of China: Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese Civilization

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064409
eISBN:
9780520908932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064409.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents a discussion on Chinese poetry. The Chinese had a rich vocabulary for writing poetry. Chinese poetry became a way to create community, both speaking to others in the present and ... More


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