Sufism and Surrealism
Sufism and Surrealism by Adonis
Book DescriptionAt first glance Sufism and Surrealism appear to be as far removed from one another as is possible. Adonis, however, draws convincing parallels between the two, contesting that God, in the traditional sense of the word, does not exist in Surrealism or in Sufism, and that both are engaged in parallel quests for the nature of the absolute, through 'holy madness' and the deregulation of the senses. This is a remarkable investigation into the common threads of thought that run through seemingly polarised philosophies from East and West, written by a man Edward Said referred to as 'the most eloquent spokesman and explorer of Arab modernity'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780863565571
(210mm x 135mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Saqi Books
Publisher: Saqi Books
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Adonis
Violence and Islam: Conversations with Houria Abdelouahed, Hardback (September 2016)
Adonis' influence on Arabic literature has been likened to that of T.S. Eliot in the English-speaking world. Yet alongside this spearheading of a modernist literary revolution, the secular Syrian-born poet is also renowned for his persistent and staunch attacks on despotism across the Arab world.
Sufism and Surrealism, Paperback (February 2016)
One of the greatest living Arab poets offers a radical exploration of the commonalities between two seemingly disparate traditions, Sufism and Surrealism. Similarities and intersections are discovered in the writings of leading figures such as Rimbaud, Breton, ibn 'Arabi and al-Niffari.
How Can I Call What it is Between Us a Past?, Paperback (November 2013)
Drawn from International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013, How Can I Call What Is Between Us a Past? is a chapbook of poetry by Adonis presented in Arabic, English, and Chinese.
Adonis, Paperback (April 2012)» View all books by Adonis
Born in Syria in 1930, Adonis is one of the most celebrated poets of the Arabic-speaking world. His poems have earned international acclaim, and his influence on Arabic literature has been likened to that of T S Eliot's on English-language verse. This title presents a comprehensive survey of Adonis' work.
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Author Biography - Adonis
Adonis is hugely esteemed as a poet and man of letters. Born in Syria in 1930, he settled in Lebanon in the 1950s, where he became a central figure in the new Arabic poetry movement. In 1956 he helped establish the literary magazine Shi'r, and in 1968 founded its successor, the equally prestigious Mawakif. Both were to play a seminal role in the revival of the Arabic literary tradition. Adonis is the author of several classic works that have led to a rigorous reassessment of Arab cultural heritage.
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