Ṣāliḥ Ǧawdat (1912-1976) and Woman’s Beauty Reading in his Poetry

At the advent of the twentieth century, Egypt was subjected to different cultural currents the most prominent of which was the emergence of the “Dīwān Group” who shook off the bases of the traditional poetry with the ideas and concepts which the pioneers of this Group came up with, together with the relentless oppositions between advocators of innovation and those of traditionalism. The Group drew, in their culture, on foreign tributaries, the most pioneering representatives of which were Carlyle, John Stuart Mill, Shelley, Byron and Wordsworth, on the one hand—and other influential figures such as Browning, Tennyson, Emerson, Longfellow, Poe, Whitman and Hardy on the other.
Al-Muhanna Abdullah, Ṣāliḥ Ǧawdat (1912-1976) and Woman’s Beauty Reading in his Poetry, Studia Arabistyczne i Islamistyczne 8, 2000, pp. 51-74