The Magazine Shi‛r and the Poetics of Modern Arabic Poetry

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Abstract

The book comprehensively examines the Sh‘ir magazine published in Beirut (1957-1964; 1967-1969). The magazine’s editors sought to generate a profound change in the role and form of Arabic poetry as a tool to support a significant leap forward in the Arab thinking and writing. The book traces the mechanism of development of the magazine’s content and the thinking of its main editors, through in-depth textual analysis of the three main branches of the magazine’s content: translated poetry, original Arabic poetry, and articles of literary criticism. Each of these branches is accompanied by a complete appendix of relevant items. The analysis revals the significant role that Sh‘ir played in enabling a new kind of secular and personal poetics, including that of prose-poetry and vision poems.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages317
ISBN (Electronic)9783631775646, 9783631775653
ISBN (Print)9783631775639
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

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