T.S. Eliot in Baghdad: A Study in Eliot's Influence on the Iraqi and Arab Free Verse Movement (New ed.)

T.S. Eliot in Baghdad: A Study in Eliot's Influence on the Iraqi and Arab Free Verse Movement (New ed.)

By: Abdul Sattar Jawad (author)Hardback

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The book sheds new light on the revolutionary influence of Eliot's poetry on the free verse movement in Iraq and Lebanon, especially on the mythical poets: Al-Sayyab, Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, Yusuf Al-Khal, Khalil Hawi and Adonis known as the Tammuzi Poets. The writer is one of Eliot's best translators who personally knew all five of these modern mythical poets.


Foreword by Joseph Donahue; 1 - Eliot's Influence on the Iraqi Free Verse Movement; I. The Battle Between Tradition and Modernity; II. The Reception of "The Waste Land"; III. The Poem of the Century; IV. Reading "The Waste Land"; V. Translating "The Waste Land"; 2 - Eliot's Children or the Wastelanders; I. The Quest for National Salvation; II. Al-Sayyab (1926-1964); III. The Golden Bough-From Ritual to Romance; IV. Adonis / Tammuz; 3 - Jabra Ibrahim Jabra; I. The Clash of Literary Genres; II. In Defense of Poesy; III. Jabra and Al-Sayyab; 4 - Yusuf Al-Khal; I. The Launching of Shi'r Magazine; II. The Literary Climate of the Forties and Fifties; III. Al-Khal's Translation of "The Waste Land"; IV. Shi'r Magazine; V. The Prose Poem; 5 - Khalil Hawi; I. A Sufi Surrealist; II. Hawi and Eliot; III. Hawi and the Myth of Tammuz; IV. Lazarus; 6 - Adonis; I. A Sufi Surrealist; II. Religion; III. Tradition; IV. Modernity and Symbolism; V. The Phoenix; VI. Whitman-Eliot-Adonis; VII. Al-Naffari; Appendix: "The Waste Land" in Arabic; Notes; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773400740
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780773400740
  • ISBN10: 0773400745
  • edition: New ed.

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