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see AdonisAdonis
or Adunis,
pen name of Ali Ahmad Said Esber, 1930–, Syrian poet and essayist, generally considered the Arab world's greatest living poet. He began writing poetry in the 1950s.
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, Syrian poet.
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For example, the charge made by Adonis (a/k/a 'Ali Ahmad Sa'id) that the Islamic movement advocated traditionalist modes of thought that bolster state apparatuses suggests that Adonis' ideological framework blinds him to the movement's origins in resistance to the exploitative states established throughout the Muslim world.
Now living in Paris, the Arab poet 'Ali Ahmad Sa'id (better known by his pseudonym, Adonis) is "certainly one of the greatest poets in the history of the language," according to the Syrian critic Kamal Abu Deeb, Professor of Arabic at the University of London.