"These translations of Mahmoud Darwish's marvelous poems reveal the lifelong development of a major world poet. The book is a gift to other poets and lovers of poetry. It's also an important contribution to current and future discourse on culture and politics."--Adrienne Rich, author of "Fox: Poems, 1996-2000
"At this critical moment in world relations, cultural, creative projects feel more necessary than ever. Celebrate this most comprehensive gathering of Mahmoud Darwish's poetry ever translated into English. Darwish is the premier poetic voice of the Palestinian people, and the collaboration between translators Akash and Forche is a fine mingling of extraordinary talents. The style here is quintessential Darwish--lyrical, imagistic, plaintive, haunting, always passionate, and elegant--and never anything less than free--what he would dream for all his people."--Naomi Shihab Nye, author of "Fuel
Mahmoud Darwish is a literary rarity: at once critically acclaimed as one of the most important poets in the Arabic language, and beloved as the voice of his people. He is a living legend whose lyrics are sung by fieldworkers and schoolchildren. He has assimilated some of the world's oldest literary traditions at the same time that he has struggled to open new possibilities for poetry. This collection spans Darwish's entire career, nearly four decades, revealing an impressive range of expression and form. A splendid team of translators has collaborated with the poet on these new translations, which capture Darwish's distinctive voice and spirit.
About the Author :
Mahmoud Darwish has contributed to Unfortunately, It Was Paradise: Selected Poems as an author.
Mahmoud Darwish is the author of twenty books of poems, including "Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 "(California, 1995), "The Adam of Two Edens "(2001), and "Psalms "(1994). He received the 2001 Prize for Cultural Freedom from the Lannan Foundation. Munir Akash is editor of "Jusoor, The Arab American Journal of Cultural Exchange, "and coeditor of "The Adam of Two Edens "(2001) and "Post Gibran: Anthropology of New Arab American Writing "(2000). Carolyn Forche is Professor of English at George Mason University and author of "The Angel of History "(1994). Sinan Antoon is coeditor o
|Title:||Unfortunately, It Was Paradise: Selected Poems||Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Author:||Mahmoud Darwish, Mahmud Darwish, Carolyn Forche|
|No. of Pages:||210|
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