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This e-book is the 1st serious survey of the advance and achievements of 'modern' Arabic poetry, right here signifying the interval from the latter 1/2 the 19th century to the current day. It levels over the total Arabic-speaking global and incorporates a dialogue of the paintings of poets who emigrated to the us and Latin the USA. 4 major phases are tested within the improvement of a in particular glossy Arabic poetry: the 'neoclassical', within which poets became to their literary background for his or her beliefs and suggestion; the pre-romantic', which used to be marked by means of a pressure among a changed classical type and new romantic sentiments, itself the mirrored image of a much broader cultural circulation in the direction of switch and modernization; the 'romantic', during which the tensions among shape and content material have been resolved, and a lyricism and ease of language develop into the norm; and the 'modern' or 'contemporary' that is typified by way of a response opposed to romanticism, and ruled via both dedicated social realism or symbolism and surrealism. within the absence of any related released paintings in a eu language, the e-book, in addition to being designed for college kids of Arabic literature and of comparative literature, can be of curiosity to the overall reader. No wisdom of Arabic is presupposed: the entire verse (newly translated by means of the writer) is given in English translation, and technical terminology has been lowered to a minimal.

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