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English Translation of Selected Letters of Badr Shakir Al-Sayyab

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ISBN-10: 1494499533

ISBN-13: 9781494499532

Edition: N/A

Authors: George El-Hage

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Throughout the better part of his brief life (1926-1964), Sayyab was haunted with the idea of death, the afterlife, mortality and immortality. At the end of his earthly journey, Badr made peace with himself, and thereby reconciled the two seemingly contradictory aspects of "Life" and "Death." He conquered death by humanizing it, mastering his fear of it, and by surrendering to his fate as the ultimate rest for an ailing and constantly deteriorating body. Although never an existentialist, Sayyab, at one point, entertained the idea of embracing "Existentialism," surmising that it might have the philosophical answer to his existential problem: how far and how high will he be able to carry the…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.19" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

George Nicolas El-Hage was born in Mansourieh (El Metn), Lebanon. He was educated at the Lebanese University of Beirut and in the United States where he earned an M.A and a Ph.D. in Arabic and Comparative Literature at Binghamton University in N.Y. His dissertation (later published into a book by NDU Press, Lebanon) was on William Blake and Kahlil Gibran: Poets of Prophetic Vision. He taught at Yale University, Binghamton University, the Lebanese University, Columbia University, Monterey Institute of International Studies and the Defense Language Institute. His academic career was equally spent between teaching, authoring, lecturing and administration. He published five volumes of poetry,…