Synopses & Reviews
One of the greatest poets of Arab literature, Adonis’s work often centers on the process of poetic creation, but his work has somehow remained highly appealing to Arab readers, and his has had, perhaps, more influence in terms of innovation and modernity than any other contemporary Arab poet. Twice he has been a finalist for the Nobel Prize. For Adonis, poetry is a vision (ru’ya") a "leap outside of established concepts, a change in the order of things and in the way we look at them."
Selected from Al-A’mul al Shi’riyya, 1-3 (The Complete Works, 3 volumes) the current book explores the great Syrian poet’s oeuvre more than any other previous collection in English.
The second collection of poetry by Adonis to appear in English.
Poetry. Syrian Literature. Translated from the Arabic by Kamal Boullata, Susan Einbinder and Mirene Ghossein with and introduction by Mirene Ghossein. One of the greatest poets of Arabic literature, Adonis's work often centers on the process of poetic creation, but his work has somehow remained highly appealing to Arab readers, and he has had, perhaps, more influence in terms of innovation and modernity than any other Contemporary Arab poet. This volume presents in English translation an unsurpassed selection of the Syrian poet's oeuvre.