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RQ-50447-10
The Qassim Haddad Translation Project
John Verlenden, American University in Cairo

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Majnun Layla by Qassim Haddad (Article) [show prizes]
Title: Majnun Layla by Qassim Haddad
Author: Ferial Ghazoul
Author: John Verlenden
Abstract: The article contains an introduction to the work of the contemporary Bahraini poet Qassim Haddad, and a translation of his poem Majnun Layla, retelling a classical Arab tale of unfulfilled love. As the authors write about Haddad, "Given his own trajectory from traditional roots to global horizons, it is not surprising to find the urge to integrate the ancient with the contemporary, and the desire to undertake new interpretation of past legends...particularly evident in his rendering of the story of Majnun Layla in a collection published in 1996. He revived this classical work of Arab love while liberating it from its puritanical dimension."
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.alkalimah.net/en/article.aspx?aid=19
Primary URL Description: An article on the website of the journal Al Kalimah (The Word)
Access Model: Open access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: The Word (Al Kalimah)
Publisher: Al Kalimah

Selected Poems of Qassim Haddad (Article)
Title: Selected Poems of Qassim Haddad
Author: Ferial Ghazoul
Author: John Verlenden
Abstract: Ferial Ghazoul and John Verlenden translate selected poems by the leading Bahraini poet who captures the drastic transformations of Bahrain, and the radical changes in the region in the last fifty years or so, poems that record the aspiration of the individual and the pains of the transition from traditional life to modern times.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.alkalimah.net/en/article.aspx?aid=20&sw=
Primary URL Description: Article in the online journal Al Kalimah
Access Model: Open access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Al Alimah
Publisher: Al Alimah

Chronicles of Majnun Layla & Selected Poems by Qassim Haddad (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Chronicles of Majnun Layla & Selected Poems by Qassim Haddad
Author: Qassim Haddad
Editor: Ferial Ghazoul
Editor: John Verlenden
Abstract: This book was the Winner of the King Fahd Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies Translation of Arabic Literature Award 2013, which is housed at University of Arkansas. Syracuse UP took over the publication of the series' winners. As its title says, the main contents is a post-modern reworking of the Majnun and Layla poem/myth. Additional poems from throughout Qassim Haddad's oeuvre complete the book, which is the major work on Qassim Haddad's poetry in English. Qassim Haddad is Bahrain's most notable contemporary poet. He has been writing for half a century.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/chronicles-of-majnun-layla-and-selected-poems/oclc/943267550&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat listing
Secondary URL: http://www.syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu/fall-2014/chronicles-majnum-layla.html
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Access Model: This book is not open access. It can be purchased via Syracuse UP or Amazon, among other book sellers. The open access version appears at Al Khalimah website handled separately in this call for information.
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Type: Translation
ISBN: 9780815610373
Translator: John Verlenden
Translator: Ferial Ghazoul
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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