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Qassim Haddad: Chronicles of Majnun Layla and Selected Poems.

Qassim Haddad

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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Title Annotation:Nota Bene
Publication:World Literature Today
Article Type:Book review
Date:Sep 1, 2015
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