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Title: Poetics of Anti-Colonialism in the Arabic Qasidah
Author: Kadhim, Hussein N
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2004
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004130302
Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 290
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Representing the most sustained investigation of the aesthetics of Anti-Colonialism in modern Arabic poetry, this book chronicles the evolution of a distinct poetics that sought to maintain the integrity of the qasidah without circumventing its historical moment. It painstakingly analyses a selection of odes by four leading twentieth-century poets, Ahmad Shawqi, Ma'ruf al-Rusafi, Badr Shakir al-Sayyab and 'Abd al-Wahhab al-Bayati.It will be of particular interest to scholars and students of Arabic literature, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, Postcolonial studies, Comparative literature, and Cultural studies.