Guoqing himself has helped spread the Arab culture and literature in China by translating works of some of the prominent names in modern Arab poetry, including Ali Ahmad Said Esber, known as Adunis
, Mahmoud Darweesh, Badr Shaker Al Sayab, and Abdul Wahab Al Bayati.
Though an acclaimed writer, Ishiguro is an interesting choice, because he isn't a name frequently found on lists of nominees, which often include authors like Haruki Murakami, Adunis
, NgE[umlaut]gy[umlaut] wa Thiong'o, Nawal El Saadawi, and Javier MarE[degrees]as.
Japanese write Haruki Murakami, Syrian poet Adunis
Taking its title from a collection by Syrian poet and critic Adunis
, her 2015 series "The Pages of Day and Night," is comprised of photogravures (printing plates derived from photos) of plants taken from the Copenhagen herbarium.
, 1990, An Introduction to Arab Poetics, Austin, TX:
Jabra had originally titled his translation Adunis
: dirasah fial-asatir wa-al-adyan al-sharqiyah al-qadimah (Adonis: Studies in the Myths and Religions of the Ancient Orient), but later changed it to Adunis
aw Tammuz: dirasah fial-asatir wa-al-adyan al-sharqiyah al-qadimah.
From the Arabic tradition, we have a piece on poetry and modernity from the poet Adunis
's An Introduction to Arab Poetics.
in the works of the preeminent modernist poet, Adunis
(the pen name of
To read the selection with a memory full of the sophistication of poets such as Mahmoud Darwish, Saadi Yousef, or Adunis
is to find it difficult to be impressed by most of Kabbani's work: "Like a fish, / Quick and cowardly in love, / You killed a thousand women inside me / And became the queen"; or "Because my love for you / Is higher than words / I have decided to fall silent." Unfortunately, most of the poems here are like this.
Prominent Syrian poet Adunis
said Arabs failed to study and analyse themselves, let alone the West, adding that some Orientalists had studied Arabs in more depth than Arabs themselves did.