Samih al-Qasim

1939 - 2014

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Samīħ al-Qāsim al Kaissy (Arabic: سميح القاسم; Hebrew: סמיח אל קאסם; 1939 – August 19, 2014) was a Palestinian Druze poet with Israeli citizenship whose work is well known throughout the Arab world. He was born in Transjordan and later lived in Mandatory Palestine and Israel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samih al-Qasim has received more than 56,979 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Samih al-Qasim is the 4,203rd most popular writer, the 20th most popular biography from Jordan and the 3rd most popular Jordanian Writer.

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  • 57k

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  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Samih al-Qasim ranks 4,203 out of 5,794Before him are Hjalmar Bergman, József Katona, Tommaso Landolfi, Gleb Uspensky, Anita Loos, and Thomas Friedman. After him are Eugénio de Andrade, Alan Bennett, Igor Severyanin, Dulce María Loynaz, Amiri Baraka, and Damon Knight.

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Among people born in 1939, Samih al-Qasim ranks 320Before him are Mulayam Singh Yadav, Sushil Koirala, Jimmie Nicol, Richard Posner, Yves Boisset, and Osvaldo Hurtado. After him are Sandro Lopopolo, Arkady Luxemburg, Luther Allison, Dion DiMucci, Dario Campeotto, and Egon Zimmermann. Among people deceased in 2014, Samih al-Qasim ranks 262Before him are Carol Ann Susi, Peter Scholl-Latour, Valentin Mankin, Suchitra Sen, Jimi Jamison, and Sándor Rozsnyói. After him are Sandro Lopopolo, Amiri Baraka, Dave Legeno, Helena Rakoczy, Fiorenzo Angelini, and Jonathan Williams.

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In Jordan

Among people born in Jordan, Samih al-Qasim ranks 20 out of 37Before him are Simon bar Giora (100), Fouad Twal (1940), Phinehas (-1300), Zaid ibn Shaker (1934), Abdullah Ensour (1939), and Marouf al-Bakhit (1947). After him are Omar Razzaz (1961), Haya bint Hussein (1974), Hani Mulki (1951), Adnan Badran (1935), Nader Al-Dahabi (1946), and Awn Al-Khasawneh (1950).

Among WRITERS In Jordan

Among writers born in Jordan, Samih al-Qasim ranks 3Before him are Menippus (-290) and Meleager of Gadara (-130). After him are Nahed Hattar (1960).