Chronicles of Majnun Layla and selected poems /

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Author / Creator:Ḥaddād, Qāsim.
Uniform title:Poems. Selections. English
Edition:First edition.
Imprint:Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2014.
Description:1 online resource (xvi, 136 pages).
Series:Middle East literature in translation
Middle East literature in translation.
Subject:Ḥaddād, Qāsim -- Translations into English.
Ḥaddād, Qāsim.
POETRY -- Middle Eastern.
Languages & Literatures.
Middle Eastern Languages & Literatures.
Dichtung -- arabische -- Bahrain -- Geschichte 20. Jh -- Text.
Erzählung -- arabische -- Bahrain -- Geschichte 20. Jh -- Text.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
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Other authors / contributors:Ghazoul, Ferial Jabouri, 1939- translator.
Verlenden, John, 1947- translator.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-136).
Includes bibliographical references.
Translated from the Arabic.
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Summary:"Chronicles of Majnun Layla and Selected Poems brings together in one volume Haddad's seminal work and a considerable selection of poems from his oeuvre, stretching over forty years. The central poem, Chronicles of Majnun Layla, recasts the seventh-century myth into a contemporary, postmodern narrative that revels in the foibles of oral transmission, weaving a small side cast of characters into the fabric of the poem. Haddad portrays Layla as a daring woman aware of her own needs and desires and not afraid to articulate them. The author succeeds in reviving this classical work of Arabian love while liberating it from its puritanical dimension and tribal overtones."
Awards:King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies, Translation of Arabic Literature Award winner, 2013.
Other form:Print version: Ḥaddād, Qāsim. Poems. Selections. English. Chronicles of Majnun Layla and selected poems. First edition 9780815610373
Standard no.:40024181846