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Charbel Dagher


Abed Al Kadiri: New Blood

[Detail of Abed Al Kadiri's

 “I fear […] new blood.” (Ounsi El-Hajj, “Lann,” 1960) Several art historians and philosophers of aesthetics distinguish between two distinct periods, “the age of taste” and “the age of emotion,” the former referring to a time before the development of aesthetics at the hands of Immanuel Kant (d. 1804). This kind of distinction can be easily assimilated into Arabic, particularly the notion of “taste” (dhawq), which, along with its derivative terms, refers to ...

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Charbel Dagher is a poet and writer who publishes in Arabic and French. Dagher holds PhDs in Modern Arabic Letters and Aesthetics of Art. He currently teaches at the University of Balamand, Koura, Lebanon, and has published several collections of poetry.