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Egyptian Colloquial Poetry in the Modern Arabic Canon New Readings of Shir al-Ammiyya Literatures and Cultures of the Islamic World

Noha M. Radwan

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252 pages. Dimensions: 8.6in. x 5.7in. x 0.8in.For centuries, spoken Arabic was kept separate from the language of literary expression, with poetry exclusively the domain of the latter. Today, modern Egyptian colloquial poetry is a robust, sophisticated, and versatile genre, enjoyed by millions. After the eruption of the revolutionary youth movement in Egypt on January 25th, 2011, this genre became one of the vehicles for revolutionary communications. However, it has long been neglected in the critical space. Here, Noha Radwan offers the first book-length study of the emergence, context, and development of modern Egyptian colloquial poetry and situates in among modernist Arab poetry. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780230341326

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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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For centuries, spoken Arabic was kept separate from the language of literary expression, with poetry exclusively the domain of the latter. Today, modern Egyptian colloquial poetry is a robust, sophisticated, and versatile genre, enjoyed by millions. After the eruption of the revolutionary youth movement in Egypt on January 25th, 2011, this genre became one of the vehicles for revolutionary communications. However, it has long been neglected in the critical space. Here, Noha Radwan offers the first book-length study of the emergence, context, and development of modern Egyptian colloquial poetry and situates in among modernist Arab poetry.

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Noha Radwan is assistant professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Davis.

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