By Margaret Larkin
This exhaustive and but enchanting examine considers the existence and paintings of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), frequently considered as the best of the classical Arab poets. A innovative at center and infrequently imprisoned or compelled into exile all through his tumultuous lifestyles, al-Mutanabbi wrote either arguable satires and while hired by way of one in every of his many consumers, laudatory panegyrics. utilizing an ornate kind and use of the ode, al-Mutanabbi used to be one of many first to effectively circulate clear of the typically inflexible type of Arabic verse, the ‘qasida’.
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In Milwaukee in 1907, while organizing the Wisconsin Social Democrat Party, Sandburg met Lillian “Paula” Steichen, his mate of nearly sixty years and mother of their daughters, Janet, Margaret, and Helga. During the period known as the Chicago Renaissance, he was secretary to Emil Seidel, Milwaukee’s first socialist mayor, 37 and then he took various writing jobs. During World War I, Sandburg served the Newspaper Enterprise Associates as Stockholm correspondent. Upon return, he wrote editorials for the Chicago Daily News and settled on Lake Michigan in Harbert, east of Chicago, and, in 1919, in Elmhurst.
40 GOLDEN, HARRY. ” Charlotte Observer, 29 September 1968, 6F. ———. ” Charlotte Observer, 23 July 1967, 6B. MITGANG, HERBERT. ” Saturday Review, 12 August 1967, 18–19. SANDBURG, CARL. The Letters of Carl Sandburg. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968. STEIN, RITA. A Literary Tour Guide to the United States: South and Southwest. New York: William Morrow, 1979. WEEKS, BILL. ” Charlotte Observer, 4 October 1998, 7G. 41 WALLACE STEVENS (1879–1955) Wallace Stevens was the literary anomaly—the rather humdrum insurance company executive who, with the publication of a single volume, Harmonium, rose to dominance among American aesthetes, the seekers of beauty in art.
He was an amateur poet for ten years and earned a reputation for roaming the streets in all weather while composing. Beginning in 1913, he pursued publication in many literary magazines and journals. Like other poets of the era, he was discovered by Harriet Monroe, editor of Poetry, who made room for the fourstage Phases in a 1914 war issue. After earning the magazine’s $100 prize a second time for the verse play Three Travellers Watch a Sunrise (1915), he saw his one-act work produced at New York’s Provincetown Theatre.