Morrow, John A. Books

John Andrew Morrow completed his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and has taught at several universities in Canada and the United States. A prolific, internationally-recognized research scholar who specializes in Hispanic, Native, and Arabic-Islamic Studies, he has hundreds of academic and artistic publications to his credit.

Amerindian Elements in the Poetry of Ernesto Cardenal: Mythic Foundations of the Colloquial Narrative
2010 0-7734-3660-X
This study explores the Amerindian elements in the works of Ernesto Cardenal, the revolutionary poet-priest from Nicaragua. The work examines the three main currents which flow through Cardenal’s poetry: the socio-political current, the religious current, and the indigenous current.

Amerindian Elements in the Poetry of Rubén Darío. The Alter Ego as the Indigenous Other
2008 0-7734-5119-6
This study explores the indigenous presence in the works of Rubén Darío, one of the most important and influential literary figures in the Spanish-speaking world. The work uncovers indigenous thematic, symbolic, mythological, and stylistic influences in Darío’s poetry, and reveals his deep social concerns along with the duality of his poetic inspiration, both European and Amerindian.

Arabic, Islam, and the Allah Lexicon
2006 0-7734-5726-7
The Arabic language possesses a unique language feature, the Allah Lexicon, a rich and varied body of religious expressions invoking the Almighty. Despite the pervasive presence of Allah in the Arabic language, this linguistic phenomenon has been largely unexplored. This book investigates the impact of Islam on the Arabic language by examining key cultural concepts, the frequency of the word “God” in Arabic and other languages, and the philosophical and theological foundation of Allah expressions.