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Robyn Creswell

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780691182186

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.001.0001

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The Genealogy of Arabic Modernism

The Genealogy of Arabic Modernism

(p.52) Chapter Two The Genealogy of Arabic Modernism
City of Beginnings

Robyn Creswell

Princeton University Press

This chapter attempts to re-create the “internal dialogue” about their pasts as militants that the Shi'r poets chose not to make public. This narrative is centered on the career of Yusuf al-Khal, who as editor in chief played a leading role in determining the principles of the Shi'r movement. But the real protagonists of the story are institutions: the political party, the university, the Cénacle, and the little magazine. These settings constitute the backstory to al-Khal's engagement with the institutions of late modernism itself—the global network of actors and discourses examined in Chapter 1. This focus on institutional history is intended, in part, as a corrective to the Shi'r poets' insistence that modernist literature is the work of heroic, deracinated individuals.

Keywords:   Shi'r poets, Arabic modernism, Shi'r movement, poetry, Yusuf al-Khal, modernist institutions, institutional history

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