Concerto al-Quds, Hardback Book

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A cri de c ur or fully imagined poem on the myth and history of Jerusalem/Al-Quds from the author revered as the greatest living Arabic poet At the age of eighty-six, Adonis, an Arabic poet with Syrian origins, a critic, an essayist, and a devoted secularist, has come out of retirement to pen an extended, innovative poem on Jerusalem/Al-Quds.

It is a hymn to a troubled city embattled by the conflicting demands of Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Adonis's city, as a coveted land, ought to suggest the universal love of humanity; as a land of tragedy, a place of contending history and beliefs, and a locus of bitterness, conflict, hatred, rivalry, and blood.

Wrapping multiple voices, historical references, and political viewpoints within his ecstatic lyricism, Adonis has created a provocative work of unique beauty and profound wisdom, beautifully rendered in English by award-winning poet Khaled Mattawa.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780300197648

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