(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,[2] he has been regularly nominated for the award since 1988[3] and has been described as the greatest living poet of the Arab world.


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