Placing the Poet: Badr Shakir Al-Sayyab and Postcolonial Iraq (Hardcover)

Placing the Poet: Badr Shakir Al-Sayyab and Postcolonial Iraq By Terri DeYoung Cover Image
Email or call for price.


This is a comprehensive study of the most widely celebrated of twentieth-century Iraqi writers, Badr Shakir al-Sayyab, whose premature death in 1964 from Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) was lamented in cultural circles throughout the Arab world. This book makes available to English-speaking readers for the first time an unprecedented amount of information about a single Arab poet (including a large selection of previously untranslated poetry). In addition, it places the poet's work in the broader context of postcolonial resistance to Western hegemony, illuminating obscure aspects of his writing and relating it to other authors of his time.

About the Author

Terri DeYoung is Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Washington. She is the coeditor of Tradition and Modernity in Arabic Literature.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780791437315
ISBN-10: 0791437310
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: April 9th, 1998
Pages: 343
Language: English