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Maghut, Muhammad (1934–2006) By Ziter, Edward

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1130-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 19 July 2024, from


Muhammad Maghut, a Syrian poet born in Salamiya, is widely credited with introducing free-verse into Arabic poetry. He published his first collection, Huzn fi daw’ al-qamar (Sorrow in Moonlight), in 1959, which was followed by several other collections, most famously Al-farah laysa mihnati (Happiness Is not my Profession) in 1970.

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