Nizar Qabbani (1923 - 1998 / Damascus / Syria)
Qabbani was revered by generations of Arabs for his sensual and romantic verse. His work was featured not only in his two dozen volumes of poetry and in regular contributions to the Arabic-language newspaper Al Hayat, but in lyrics sung by Lebanese and Syrian vocalists who helped popularize his work.
Through a lifetime of writing, Qabbani made women his main theme and inspiration. He earned a reputation for daring with the publication in 1954 of his first volume of verse, "Childhood of a Breast," whose erotic and romantic themes broke from the conservative traditions of Arab literature. The suicide of his sister, who was unwilling to marry a man she did not love, had a profound ... more »
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- A Brief Love Letter
- A Damascene Moon
- A Lesson In Drawing
- A Letter From A Stupid Woman
- Bread, Hashish And Moon
- Clarification To My Poetry-Readers
- Damascus, What Are You Doing to Me?
- Every Time I Kiss You
- Five Letters To My Mother
- I Conquer The World With Words
- I Have No Power
- In The Summer