The Resource City of Beginnings : Poetic Modernism in Beirut, Robyn Creswell

City of Beginnings : Poetic Modernism in Beirut, Robyn Creswell

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City of Beginnings : Poetic Modernism in Beirut
Title
City of Beginnings
Title remainder
Poetic Modernism in Beirut
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Robyn Creswell
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
How poetic modernism shaped Arabic intellectual debates in the twentieth century and beyondCity of Beginnings is an exploration of modernism in Arabic poetry, a movement that emerged in Beirut during the 1950s and became the most influential and controversial Arabic literary development of the twentieth century. Robyn Creswell introduces English-language readers to a poetic movement that will be uncannily familiar-and unsettlingly strange. He also provides an intellectual history of Lebanon during the early Cold War, when Beirut became both a battleground for rival ideologies and the most vital artistic site in the Middle East. Arabic modernism was centered on the legendary magazine Shi'r ("Poetry"), which sought to put Arabic verse on "the map of world literature." The Beiruti poets-Adonis, Yusuf al-Khal, and Unsi al-Hajj chief among them-translated modernism into Arabic, redefining the very idea of poetry in that literary tradition. City of Beginnings includes analyses of the Arab modernists' creative encounters with Ezra Pound, Saint-John Perse, and Antonin Artaud, as well as their adaptations of classical literary forms. The book also reveals how the modernists translated concepts of liberal individualism, autonomy, and political freedom into a radical poetics that has shaped Arabic literary and intellectual debate to this day
Cataloging source
DE-B1597
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Creswell, Robyn
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other
LC call number
PJ8080
LC item number
.C74 2019
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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Translation/Transnation
Series volume
41
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  • Arabic poetry
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Poetry, Modern
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specialized
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City of Beginnings : Poetic Modernism in Beirut, Robyn Creswell
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. The Countercanon: Adonis's Anthology of Arabic Poetry
  • Chapter 6. "He Sang New Sorrow": Adonis and the Modernist Elegy
  • Epilogue. Tehran 1979-Damascus 2011
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • Translation / Transnation
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Modernism in Translation
  • Chapter 1. Lebanon and Late Modernism
  • Chapter 2. The Genealogy of Arabic Modernism
  • Chapter 3. Figuration and Disfiguration in The Songs of Mihyar the Damascene
  • Chapter 4. The Origins of the Arabic Prose Poem
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780691185149
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.23943/9780691185149
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (DE-B1597)501787
  • (DE-B1597)9780691185149
Label
City of Beginnings : Poetic Modernism in Beirut, Robyn Creswell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. The Countercanon: Adonis's Anthology of Arabic Poetry
  • Chapter 6. "He Sang New Sorrow": Adonis and the Modernist Elegy
  • Epilogue. Tehran 1979-Damascus 2011
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • Translation / Transnation
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Modernism in Translation
  • Chapter 1. Lebanon and Late Modernism
  • Chapter 2. The Genealogy of Arabic Modernism
  • Chapter 3. Figuration and Disfiguration in The Songs of Mihyar the Damascene
  • Chapter 4. The Origins of the Arabic Prose Poem
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691185149
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.23943/9780691185149
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)501787
  • (DE-B1597)9780691185149

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