The relationship of the ego to the other in the poetry of Ibn Anin al-Dimashqi, who died (630 AH) Objective study


  • Safaa Ali Hussain Abbasid literatur Anbar University/College of Arts
  • Ahmed Abdel Mahmoud Ibrahim Anbar University/College of Arts


the ego, the other, Arabic poetry, Damascene literature, Ibn Anin al-Dimashqi


This study aims to examine the problematic relationship between the ego and the other as represented in the poetry of Ibn Anin al-Dimashqi . The study further extrapolates the position on which the ego stands, with its multiple forms and manifestations, in its relationship with the other. This position mostly seems full of tension and confusion. It is the role of the poetic text to uncover its implicit connotations which, in some of their manifestations, reveal the multiple self crisis and its conflict with its surrounding where the relation with it, in its best, has not been satisfying. Finally, the study examines the ego suffering and failures resulted from the acute deep irony of the ambitious goal, which has been experienced by this ego, and the complexities of the reality that cannot always simulate this growing ambition or respond to it. The researcher explains that the relationship of the ego with the other in the poetry of Ibn Anin al-Dimashqi in an artistic study by focusing on literary texts. It is consistent with the poetic vocabulary that focuses on the words that overlap the ego with the other through poetic analysis that expresses his happiness and sadness with others. The relationship of the ego with the other is a relationship It is based on the fact that the ego is the main component of the movement of thought and culture in general, and the other supports it, as the ego pushes it to be in need of the other. Our need to know the other, whether he is an enemy or a friend, is an existing need, but it is not compared to our need to know ourselves, as this knowledge of the self comes first. Because it is not possible for a person to know another if he does not know himself, and the ego refers to the soul, “to whichh the acts of feeling refer, all of which are emotional, mental, or voluntary, and it is always identical to himself, and it is not easy to separate him from his symptoms and confront the other and the outside world, and he tries to impose himself on others