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Kareem James Abu-Zeid

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The Arab Spring and Adunis' Revolution, in Context

[Adunis, image from alarabiya.net]

A Reply to Sinan Antoon Sinan Antoon’s July 11, 2011 article entitled “The Arab Spring and Adunis’ Autumn” paints a less than flattering picture of Adunis’ response to the ongoing revolution in Syria. While much of Antoon’s criticism is on target, I believe he does Adunis a disservice by omitting and distorting key points from his arguments, and also by failing to consider the fact that the revolutionary culture Adunis has been calling for throughout the past fifty years ...

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Kareem James Abu-Zeid

Kareem James Abu-Zeid is currently writing his PhD dissertation on the links between modern Arabic poetry and the French and German poetic and philosophical traditions at UC Berkeley’s Department of Comparative Literature. He has taught literature and language courses in Arabic, German, French, and English at U.C. Berkeley and the Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg in Germany. He is the translator of Tarek Eltayeb’s Sudanese novels Cities Without Palms (AUC Press, 2009) and The Palm House (forthcoming from AUC and Oxford UP), and also works as a professional translator of Arabic, German, and French.