Talk:Adunis

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Transliteration[edit]

Alt spelling: I'm not expert on transliterating Arabic, but shouldn't we also mention the common transliteration 'Ali Ahmad Sa'id? -- Jmabel | Talk 20:04, Dec 28, 2004 (UTC)

That's OK with me, I am not an expert on Arabic transliteration, so I will defer to you! Joaquin Murietta 05:10, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Unclear sentence[edit]

"The name Adonis was given to Said [{Artun Saada]], the leader of the Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party." (1) Should this be "The name Adonis was given to Said by [[[Artun Saada]], the leader of the Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party"? And is the Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party distinct from the Syrian National Party mentioned in the next sentence? -- Jmabel | Talk 04:54, 25 October 2005 (UTC) Thanks for catching that. I will research it further and fix it. Thank you Joaquin Murietta 05:11, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

According the the wikipedia article, the Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party is redirected to the Syrian National Party and the dude's name is Antun not Artun. Thank you again, I will fix the sentence. Joaquin Murietta 05:15, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Syrian National Party[edit]

The description here of Syrian National Party as "quasi-fascist" is probably controversial. I personally think it is correct, but it has been removed from that article for lack of good citation. -- Jmabel | Talk 04:59, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

I agree. Thanks. Joaquin Murietta 05:38, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

name[edit]

This poet is far, far better known by his pen-name Adonis, yet we have to wade through quite a bit of Arabic and other stuff to get to that. At this late hour, I have no particular bright idea as to how to fix this. Perhaps before I come back in a couple of days and in all likelihood do something stupid, somebody else might like to have a go? Palmiro | Talk 20:40, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

"Seemingly prophetic"[edit]

In what sense is "The Funeral of New York" "seemingly prophetic"? Since that can hardly be an objective description, whose is it? - Jmabel | Talk 06:37, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

I added that when I changed the writing date of "Funeral" from "after 9/11" to "early 70's". According to the professor under which I was briefly introduced to Adonis, the "prophetic" moniker has been a common depiction of the poem since 9/11. But as I don't have the time or will to go about sourcing it, feel free to remove it. mdw-noWikiAcct —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.40.128.103 (talkcontribs) 25 June 2006.

Will do. - Jmabel | Talk 02:09, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
See here:
Let statues of liberty crumble ...
An eastern wind uproots tents and
skyscrapers with its wings
In Pittsburgh….Manhattan
I saw the Arab Map
Even while I say this
I see a cloud necklaced with fire
I see people melting like tears.

Nobel[edit]

What is the basis for the weasel-worded "Said was considered to be a candidate for both the 2005 and 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature…"? Considered by whom? - Jmabel | Talk 01:05, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

There was certainly a lot of media speculation about it last year. I don't recall hearing the same this year, though i have been less in touch with the Arab media over the last while. Palmiro | Talk 22:23, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
Ladbrokes, the British bookies, have consistently given good odds to Adonis winning the Nobel. Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2008/1008/odds-favor-amos-oz-for-nobel-prize-in-literature. Whether or not this means the Nobel Committee actually considered him is, of course, another story. It would be fair to say that Adonis has been mentioned as a potential Nobel prize winner. Darcykildare (talk) 17:08, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 12:25, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Name spelling: Adunis vs Adonis[edit]

Wikipedia seems to be about the only place in the world where this poet's pen name is spelled Adunis instead of Adonis. I understand that there is a common rule now of transliterating Arabic (classic) U-vowel always as U instead of, as it was done until a few years ago, as O (older version: Mohammed, now always: Muhammad. But this general transcription rule should not go against normal use. And as far as I can see, the poet Adonis is referred to always as Adonis, and hardly ever as Adunis, in any media written in Latin script, be it French, English, Spanish... If there is not a good reason for keeping the U-spelling (for example a clear consensus that in the last years English media & editors prefer Adunis), I would advocate to move the page to Adonis (poet). Ilyacadiz (talk) 15:45, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Nobel 2011[edit]

Something about the paragraph in question strikes me as wrong, but I can't quite put the finger on it. Bazuz (talk) 11:37, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Name proposal[edit]

The name of the article should become Adonis (poet).--Zyzzzzzy (talk) 10:54, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Change article title to Adonis[edit]

Every serious reference to the poet Adonis, before the Nobel prize, refers to him as Adonis. It is reasonable to follow suit in Wikipedia.Politis (talk) 14:54, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

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