(Posted by MEMRI on YouTube 11/24/2014; interview date: 8/10/2014).
Update December 1, 2014: MEMRI Source Location
“#4629 – Syrian Poet Adonis: Progress Impossible in the Arab World without Separation of Religion and State
Sky News Arabia (U.K./Abu Dhabi) – August 10, 2014 – 04:24
Imprisoned in Syria in the mid-1950s as a result of his beliefs, Adunis settled abroad and has made his career largely in Lebanon and France. A perennial contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, he has been regularly nominated for the award since 1988 and has been described as the greatest living poet of the Arab world.
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