Metapoesis in the Arabic Tradition: From Modernists to Muḥdathūn (Brill Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures #36) (Hardcover)
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In Metapoesis in the Arabic Tradition Huda J. Fakhreddine expands the study of metapoesis to include the Abbasid age in Arabic literature. Through this lens that is often used to study modernist poetry of the 20th and the 21st century, this book detects and examines a meta-poetic tendency and a self-reflexive attitude in the poetry of the first century of Abbasid poets. What and why is poetry? are questions the Abbasid poets asked themselves with the same persistence and urgency their modern successor did. This approach to the poetry of the Abbasid age serves to refresh our sense of what is "modernist" or "poetically new" and detach it from chronology.
About the Author
Huda J. Fakhreddine is Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of the American University of Beirut (2004), she received her Ph.D. (2011) from Indiana University, Bloomington.