The Poetics of Adonis and Yves Bonnefoy

By Kareem James Abu-Zeid


This book examines the work of two major poets who wrote in the second half of the twentieth century, Yves Bonnefoy of France and the Syrian-born Adonis (born Ali Ahmed Saïd). In conducting close readings of key moments from their respective poetry, the author illustrates how both of these writers, in their own unique ways, construct poetry as a form of spiritual practice, that is, as a way of transforming both the poet’s and the implied reader’s ontological, perceptual, and creative relationships with their internal and external worlds.

The Poetics of Adonis and Yves Bonnefoy

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    RAIS vol. 12

    7x10 inches


    978-1-948488-31-0 (hardcover)

    978-1-948488-32-7 (PDF)

    June 2021


PO BOX 133289

Atlanta, GA 30333

Tel. 770-712-0676

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