Adonis: Selected Poems,
Trans. Khaled Mattawa.
Publisher: Yale University Press, 2010.
ISBN-10: 0300153066; ISBN-13: 978-0300153064
The first comprehensive survey of the work of acclaimed Arabic poet Adonis’ (1930- ) work by the poet’s own handpicked translator, Khaled Mattawa. Experimental in form and prophetic in tone, Adonis’ poetry sings exultantly of both the sweet promise of eros and the lingering problems of the self.