Images of Nature in the Poetry of Abu Al-Qasim Al-Shabbi
Keywords:Arabic Romantic poetry, Al-Shabbi, Nature, images.
The article proposes to explore the images of nature in the poetry of Abu Al-Qasim Al-Shabbi. Nature is an essential element that has played a significant part in Arabic Romantic poetry. Nature and Romanticism are synonyms with each other that we can not talk about Romanticism without talking about nature. Al-Shabbi took from it a refuge during hard times where he finds himself in dire need for lap away from the social injustice particularly when his country, Tunisia, was under the French colonialism. According to him, there is a spiritual unity and shared awareness between nature and a man. Al-Shabbi as an Arabic Romantic poet, nature has occupied a place and become an intellectual content in his poetry. He used different images of nature such as morning, evening, night, love and autumn to express his philosophy towards life and people.
Al-Bitar, Mohammed Shafiq. Nature’s Image in the poetry of Al-Shabbi. Damascus University Journal - Volume 24 - Issue Three + Fourth,2008.Retrieved from https://rb.gy/gshdiw
Al-Shabbi, Abu Al-Qasim. Songs of Life.Trans. Lena Jayyusi and Naomi Shihab Nye. Carthage: Beit Al-Hikma, 1987.
Al-Tareefi, Yousif Atta. Abu Al-Qasim Al-Shabbi-Life and Poetry. Jordan, Dar Al-Ahlia for publishing and distributing, 2009.
Badawi, Muhammed Mustafa. A Critical Introduction to Modern Arabic Poetry. Cambridge [Eng: Cambridge UP, 1975.
Elbousty, Moulay Youness. “Abu al-Qasim al-Shabbi’s ‘The Will to Live’: galvanising the Tunisian revolution”. The Journal of North African Studies, 2013 Vol. 18, No. 1, 159– 163.
Husni, Ronak. "Al-Shabbi and His Nature Poetry: Romantic or Revolutionary?" British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 22.1-2 (1995): 81-92. JSTOR. Web. 09-09 2020.
Ismail, Azulluddin. Diwan Abu Al-Qasim Al-Shabbi. Beirut: Dar Al-Audah, 1972.
Kerru, Abul-Qasim Mohammad. AlShabbi: His Life and his Poetry. Beirut: Manshurat Dar Maktabat al-Hayat, 1952.
Manjoh, Priscillia M. Representations and Renegotiations of the Nation in Anglophone Cameroonian Literature. Lit Verlag, 2019.
Schütze, Martin. “Studies in the Mind of Romanticism. I. Romantic Motives of Conduct in Concrete Development. The Letters of Heinrich Von Kleist to Wilhelmine Von Zenge.” Modern Philology, vol. 16, no. 6, 1918, pp. 281–296. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/ stable/ 433211. Accessed 10 Nov. 2020.
Speight, R. Marston. "A Modern Tunisian Poet: Abu Al-Qasim al-Shabbi (1909-1934)."International Journal of Middle East Studies 4.2 (1973): 178-189.
Wahas, Yazid Meftah Ali. Role of Literature in Arabic Society: Abu Al-Qasim Al-Shabbi as a Model for Romantics.Smart Moves Journal Ijellh, 6(12), 14. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/6162, 2018.
Sabiha,Petroni&Alim Naima. The image of nature in the poetry of Al-Shabbi.Algeria, Albouira 2011.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2020 Yazid Meftah Ali Wahas
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.