10 MODERN ARAB POETS

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Ten Modern Arab Poets, first published in 1992, is a selection of the best of Irish poet Desmond O'Grady's translations from the Arabic. The poets choen include Abu Nuwas of Iraq, Ibrahim Naji of Egypt, Badawi al-Jabal of Syria and Al-Tijani Yusuf Bashir of Sudan. "Love is the dominant theme of all Arabic poetry from pre-Islamic times to the present," O'Grady writes in his introduction. "The Arab concept of poets and poetry is essentially romantic, and love in its various forms essentially its theme: love of woman, friend, country, Arab identity, God or his manifestations." O'Grady also provides a short biographical introduction to each poet.
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9781904556435
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Paperback
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February 13, 2007