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From Nizār Qabbani to Salmá al-Ḥaffār Kuzbarī


Madrid, 1 June 1964: From Nizar to Salma; Nizar’s commentary on other Syrian poets and their obsession with rustic imagery, from which he attempts to dissuade Salma; comedic discussion of a secret admirer of Kuzbari in Madrid, who continues to send the embassy letters professing his love; mention of a newspaper article about Kuzbari; mention of Zafir al-Qasimi.
From Nizār Qabbani to Salmá al-Ḥaffār Kuzbarī, Salmá al-Ḥaffār Kuzbarī papers, Ms.2019.005, Brown University Library
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Qabbānī, Nizār, "From Nizār Qabbani to Salmá al-Ḥaffār Kuzbarī" (1964). Salmá al-Ḥaffār Kuzbarī papers, Renaissance Woman: Nizar Qabbani's letters to Salma al-Haffar Kuzbari. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library.



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