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Modernism in Translation

Robyn Creswell

in City of Beginnings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. The book explores the Arab modernist movement, the most significant literary grouping in the Arab world since World War II. ... More


City of Beginnings

Robyn Creswell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is an exploration of modernism in Arabic poetry, a movement that emerged in Beirut during the 1950s and became the most influential and controversial Arabic literary development of the ... More


The Genealogy of Arabic Modernism

Robyn Creswell

in City of Beginnings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter attempts to re-create the “internal dialogue” about their pasts as militants that the Shi'r poets chose not to make public. This narrative is centered on the career of Yusuf al-Khal, who ... More


Lebanon and Late Modernism

Robyn Creswell

in City of Beginnings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter emphasizes the importance of Beirut in conditioning the historical and intellectual emergence of the modernist poetry movement, not only because of the city's suddenly central and yet ... More


The Countercanon: Adonis’s Anthology of Arabic Poetry

Robyn Creswell

in City of Beginnings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Adonis's Diwan al-shi'r al-'arabi [Anthology of Arabic Poetry], a three-volume florilegium published between 1964 and 1968 whose origins are in the dossiers of pre-Islamic ... More


“He Sang New Sorrow”: Adonis and the Modernist Elegy

Robyn Creswell

in City of Beginnings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses how marthiya is central not only to Adonis's revision of the classical corpus but also to his own poetry, which is full of a particular kind of elegy—those for fellow poets. It ... More


The Origins of the Arabic Prose Poem

Robyn Creswell

in City of Beginnings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the origins of Arabic prose poem which, as understood by the Beiruti modernists, seemed to arise from an act of auscultation, or attention to interior rhythms. But how do these ... More


Tehran 1979—Damascus 2011

Robyn Creswell

in City of Beginnings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This epilogue attempts to answer the following question: Was Adonis's journey from nationalism to Islamism, passing by way of Nasserism, socialism, and extreme leftism, a matter of organic and ... More


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