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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


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


Pre-Islamic ‘Arabless-ness’: Arabian Identities

Peter Webb

in Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408264
eISBN:
9781474421867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408264.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Developing Chapter 1’s findings on pre-Islamic Arabian society, this chapter proposes a new origin point for Arab communal consciousness. Chapter 2 seeks the first groups of people who called ... More


The Romantic Fool

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Profane love, when it was excessive, was commonly believed to be a form of madness. This chapter discusses love in the light of the Qur'an and romantic love in Arabic poetry, such as that of Majnun. ... More


Nationalist Poetry, Conflict and Meta-linguistic Discourse*

Yasir Suleiman

in Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the role of poetry in identity formation and nation building in the Arab-speaking world. Western theories of nationalism treat the novel as the locus of national narratives. ... More


Rhythms and Rulers

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/9780804776462.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The sound was an important foundation of the Arab poetic tradition. The earliest rhythms of Arabic poetry probably evolved from a variety of sources, including the vast stillness of the sands or ... More


Rhythmical Freedom

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/9780804776462.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines rhythmical freedom in Arabic poetry by focusing on the narratives of a number of Arab poets such as Mahmoud Abu Hashhash, Nazik al-Mala'ika, Al-Munsif al-Wahaybi, and Ahmad 'Abd ... More


The Laity Outside Poetry's Temple

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/9780804776462.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how secularism pervades Arabic prose poets' relation to the public. Unlike the traditional poets who place themselves above the public and unlike modernist poets of free verse ... More


Metrical Discipline and Mastery

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/9780804776462.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the traditionally lyrical al-'āmūdī form of Arabic poetry and its non-secular topography. Both Mahmoud al-Desouqi and Ahmad Bekheit said they memorized a significant amount of ... More


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


Living with Colonialism: Nationalism and Culture in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

Heather Sharkey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235588
eISBN:
9780520929364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235588.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Histories written in the aftermath of empire have often featured conquerors and peasant rebels but have said little about the vast staffs of locally recruited clerks, technicians, teachers, and ... More


Modern Poets and “Conservative” People

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/9780804776462.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

With a mixture of nationalist, communist, and socialist voices, Nazareth used to be a venue in which to speak about redemption through Arab nationalism or communist internationalism. This chapter ... More


Redeeming Prose

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/9780804776462.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the condition of prose in contemporary Arabic poetry, focusing on poets whose sounds are no longer tonally measured verse, but poetry that is a dream. The narratives of poets ... More


Introduction

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/9780804776462.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Arab poets in general, and Palestinian poets in particular, have radically transformed the sound structures of their poems in order to modernize poetic forms by turning to free verse and prose poems. ... More


Poets for “The People”

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/9780804776462.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents the results of the author's interview with the Palestinian poet Hanna Abu-Hanna, who lives in Haifa, Israel. In his autobiography Zillu al-Ghayma (The Shade of the Cloud), ... More


When Meter Melts

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/9780804776462.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The “Path of the Poem” (Darb al-Qasida) in Israel features poems by both Arab and Jewish poets, men and women. There are free verse and prose poetry, none of which are classical. Furthermore, none of ... More


On Muḥammad V, Ibn al-Khaṭīb and Sufism

Cynthia Robinson and Amalia Zomeño

in The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter is centred around a rereading of a much-studied narrative of the mawlid celebration held at the Naṣrid court in 764/1362 and preserved in Ibn al-Khaṭīb's Nufāḍat al-jirāb fī ʿulālat ... More


Enough “Screaming”

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/9780804776462.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

In her 1949 collection, Shrapnel and Ashes, the Iraqi poet Nazik al-Mala'ika reflects on her generation's rebellion against the classical Arabic ode. In this collection, all the words of Arabic ... More


Ataturk Becomes ͑Antar: Nationalist-vernacular Politics and Epic Heroism in 1920s Egypt

Marilyn Booth

in Studying Modern Arabic Literature: Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696628
eISBN:
9781474412254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696628.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the emergence of colloquial Arabic poetry as populist-political commentary in Egypt by offering a reading of Mahmud Bayram al-Tunisi's series of texts, which figured political ... More


The Career of Muṣṭafā 〉Ibrāhīm 〈Ajāj: A Giant of Egyptian Popular Literature

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

While modern Arabs have changed their attitude to the language in some respects, few have given serious attention to popular literature. This chapter discusses popular literature with emphasis on ... More


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