Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone
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Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone by Mahmoud Darwish
Book Description'Darwish is the premier poetic voice of the Palestinian people ...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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780976395010
(185mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Archipelago Books
Publisher: Archipelago Books
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2010
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mahmoud Darwish
Memory for Forgetfulness, Paperback (June 2013)
What is the meaning of exile? What is the role of the writer in time of war? What is the relationship of writing (memory) to history (forgetfulness)? This title offers an extended reflection on the invasion and its political and historical dimensions.
Unfortunately, it Was Paradise, Paperback (April 2013)
The author 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. A legend in Palestine, his lyrics are sung by fieldworkers and schoolchildren. This collection spans his entire career, nearly four decades, revealing a range of expression and form.
In the Presence of Absence, Paperback / softback (November 2011)
From the incomparable, award-winning Mahmoud Darwish: a stunning book of prose poetry that recalls the Palestine of his youth.
Journal of an Ordinary Grief, Paperback (August 2011)» View all books by Mahmoud Darwish
One of Darwish's early works. This prophetic book provides the background for the poet's decision to become an exile.
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Author Biography - Mahmoud Darwish
Mahmoud Darwish (1941 2008) was born in the village of al-Birwa, in the Galilee, Palestine. He became a refugee at age seven. He worked as a journalist and editor in Haifa and left to study in Moscow in 1970. His exilic journey took him to Cairo, Beirut, Tunis, Paris, Amman, and Ramallah, where he settled in 1995. He is one of the most celebrated and revered poets in the Arab world. He published more than thirty books, and his poetry has been translated into thirty-five languages. Darwish was named a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by France in 1993, was awarded the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize in 2001, the Prince Claus Awardin 2004, and the Cairo Prize for Arabic Poetry in 2007. Jeffrey Sacks is a writer, translator, and scholar living in New York City. He teaches Arabic at Columbia University and is completing a book on Arabic and Arab Jewish literature, Opening Figures: Acts of Mourning in Modern Arabic Letters."
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