Sa'di Yusuf has long been acknowledged as Iraq's foremost living poet and one of the pre-eminent modernists of Arabic poetry. In this first book-length study in English on the subject, the author seeks to provide a comprehensive look at Yusufs literary accomplishments through thematic analysis and close readings that place his texts within wider literary contexts. Encompassing discussions of more than a hundred poems, this study offers a coherent framework for understanding the body of work created by a major poet of our time.
Dr Yair Huri is a lecturer in the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles on modern Arabic Poetry and Arab literary criticism.