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Al-'Alawi and Frost: Poetic visions


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This study compares two poetic visions from two different literatures, cultures, and traditions, Salih Al-'Alawi's (1902-1976) and Robert Frost's (1874-1963). Al-'Alawi is an Arab modern poet whose vision is romantic mystical. Frost is a modern American poet whose work is informed by elements of mysticism. The study compares the poets' literary contexts, poetics, and selected lyrics. The comparison focuses on lyrics that reflect the depth of the two poets' visions, their mystical dimension.

The study has four chapters: chapter one explains the general and literary contexts in which the two poets established themselves; chapter two discusses how critics responded to the poetry of the two poets; chapter three clarifies the poets' views, expressed in their prose, about poetry and where its beauty comes from; chapter four focuses on the development of the poetic visions of the two poets. Al-'Alawi's roots are found in Ibn Arabi's thought, whereas Frost' s roots are related to Emerson's, Darwin's and William James's thought.

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Subject
Comparative literature;
American literature;
Middle Eastern literature
Classification
0295: Comparative literature
0591: American literature
0315: Middle Eastern literature
Identifier / keyword
Language, literature and linguistics; Al-Alawi, Salih; English and Arabic text; Frost, Robert; Poetic; Robert Frost; Salih Al-Alawi; Visions
Title
Al-'Alawi and Frost: Poetic visions
Author
Al-Hamid, Abu-Bakr Muhsin
Number of pages
258
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0202
Source
DAI-A 67/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Greiner, Donald J.
University/institution
University of South Carolina
University location
United States -- South Carolina
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3201307
ProQuest document ID
305416914
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305416914
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