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After centuries of oppressive Ottoman rule, the Arab world began to find new vitality and freedom in the twentieth century. The accompanying resurgence of creative expression is splendidly reflected in this definitive anthology of contemporary Arabic poetry, which spans the modern Arab world from the turn of the century to the present, from the Arab Gulf to Morocco. The ed After centuries of oppressive Ottoman rule, the Arab world began to find new vitality and freedom in the twentieth century. The accompanying resurgence of creative expression is splendidly reflected in this definitive anthology of contemporary Arabic poetry, which spans the modern Arab world from the turn of the century to the present, from the Arab Gulf to Morocco. The editor, Salma Khadra Jayyusi, a renowned expert on modern Arabic literature, presents a through introduction to the works of more than ninety Arab poets. To create the best possible English translation, each selection has been translated first by a bilingual expert and then by an English-language poet, who creatively renders it into idiomatic English.


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After centuries of oppressive Ottoman rule, the Arab world began to find new vitality and freedom in the twentieth century. The accompanying resurgence of creative expression is splendidly reflected in this definitive anthology of contemporary Arabic poetry, which spans the modern Arab world from the turn of the century to the present, from the Arab Gulf to Morocco. The ed After centuries of oppressive Ottoman rule, the Arab world began to find new vitality and freedom in the twentieth century. The accompanying resurgence of creative expression is splendidly reflected in this definitive anthology of contemporary Arabic poetry, which spans the modern Arab world from the turn of the century to the present, from the Arab Gulf to Morocco. The editor, Salma Khadra Jayyusi, a renowned expert on modern Arabic literature, presents a through introduction to the works of more than ninety Arab poets. To create the best possible English translation, each selection has been translated first by a bilingual expert and then by an English-language poet, who creatively renders it into idiomatic English.

30 review for Modern Arabic Poetry: An Anthology

  1. 4 out of 5

    Therese Broderick

    Published in 1987, this anthology predates the US war in Iraq, and was released at a time when Arab poets "have not yet fully entered the machine age" (page 34). The female editor SKJ selects poems by men and women from many countries, the "earlier generations of modernist" pioneers (page 37). Reading this enlightening book was my first exploration of Arab poetry. I found the poems, the poet biographies, and the excellent introduction to be highly rewarding. Published in 1987, this anthology predates the US war in Iraq, and was released at a time when Arab poets "have not yet fully entered the machine age" (page 34). The female editor SKJ selects poems by men and women from many countries, the "earlier generations of modernist" pioneers (page 37). Reading this enlightening book was my first exploration of Arab poetry. I found the poems, the poet biographies, and the excellent introduction to be highly rewarding.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Withme

    An all around incredible, beautifully translated, and thought-provoking collection of poetry. One of the best anthologies I've stumbled upon and a true treasure. An all around incredible, beautifully translated, and thought-provoking collection of poetry. One of the best anthologies I've stumbled upon and a true treasure.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Corey Wade

    This is a good as it gets for an anthology of Arabic poetry. I was blown away by a couple of the authors and thought that I could get their books in English. They don't exist. There is a bit of an emphasis on writers in the second half of the 20th century. A wide range of authors are presented and each one is given a nice introduction. The translations read beautifully in English, and different translators have been chosen throughout. This book is an important contribution to the English-speaking This is a good as it gets for an anthology of Arabic poetry. I was blown away by a couple of the authors and thought that I could get their books in English. They don't exist. There is a bit of an emphasis on writers in the second half of the 20th century. A wide range of authors are presented and each one is given a nice introduction. The translations read beautifully in English, and different translators have been chosen throughout. This book is an important contribution to the English-speaking world. More Middle Eastern poets deserve to be translated as this text will reveal.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Robert Rhodes

    In this day and age of war and destruction, this book of verse is essential reading.

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