Qassim Haddad: Chronicles of Majnun Layla and Selected Poems.
Chronicles of Majnun Layla and Selected Poems
Ferial Ghazoul & John Verlenden, tr.
Syracuse University Press
Steeped in classical Arabic poetry yet written in an often playful modern style, the verse in Haddad's book retells old stories and poems in a way that makes them feel fresh. With topics ranging from love to history to human nature, these poems combine lyric and prose to form gorgeous lines dripping with meaning.
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|Publication:||World Literature Today|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Sep 1, 2015|
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