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ERIC Number: EJ1127174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
Between Home and Exile: A Reading of the Exilic Experience of the Iraqi Poet Adnan Al-Sayegh
Ghena, Hana Khlaif
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v7 n3 p100-110 Jun 2016
This paper aims at exploring the exilic experience of the Iraqi poet, Adnan Al-Sayegh whose involuntarily departure from his homeland, Iraq, in the early 1990s made him suffer a strong sense of estrangement, nostalgia, self-fragmentation and disconnection. The paper is divided into three sections and a conclusion. Section one sheds light on the circumstances that forced Al-Sayegh into self-exile. Investigating these circumstances necessarily entails a discussion of the concept of exile, its nature and consequences, which is the subject of section two. Section three examines a number of poems that typically translates Al-Sayegh's deep sense of dislocation and disaffection in his new host lands. The conclusion argues that exile as a physical, geographical, and psychological state of being is a "basic condition," in Al-Sayegh's poetry and life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iraq
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