• The Blood of Adonis.

The Blood of Adonis.


Item Number: 1544

Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1971.

First Edition of the poet’s first book to be translated into English. Octavo. Original red cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by both the poet Adonis and by the translator, Samuel Hazo.

Modernist novelist Adonis has won the 2007 Bjørnson Prize and the 2011 Goethe Prize. The Blood of Adonis continues Adonis' pioneering of modern Arabic poetry. The poet is often seen as a rebel, an iconoclast who follows his own rules who said "Arabic poetry is not the monolith this dominant critical view suggests, but is pluralistic, sometimes to the point of self-contradiction."

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