Item description for Ten Modern Arab Poets by Desmond O'grady...
Ten Modern Arab Poets, first published in 1992, is a selection of the best of Irish poet Desmond O'Grady's translations from the Arabic. The poets choen include Abu Nuwas of Iraq, Ibrahim Naji of Egypt, Badawi al-Jabal of Syria and Al-Tijani Yusuf Bashir of Sudan. "Love is the dominant theme of all Arabic poetry from pre-Islamic times to the present," O'Grady writes in his introduction. "The Arab concept of poets and poetry is essentially romantic, and love in its various forms essentially its theme: love of woman, friend, country, Arab identity, God or his manifestations". O'Grady also provides a short biographical introduction to each poet.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 5.35" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.18 lbs.
Release Date Feb 13, 2007
Publisher Dedalus Press
ISBN 1904556434 ISBN13 9781904556435
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More About Desmond O'grady
Desmond O'Grady is an author and journalist who has lived in Rome since the 1960s. He is the author of ten books and a correspondent for numerous magazines in Ireland, Italy, Australia, the Uk, and America, including Commonweal, Newsday, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.