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Unfortunately, It Was Paradise

Unfortunately, It Was Paradise

Selected Poems

By Mahmoud Darwish

Paperback / softback | ISBN 9780520273030

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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. A legend in Palestine, his lyrics are sung by fieldworkers and schoolchildren. He has assimilated some of the world's oldest literary traditions while simultaneously struggling 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. Fady Joudah's foreword, new to this edition, addresses Darwish's enduring legacy following his death in 2008.

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Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780520273030
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Publisher: University of California Press
Number of pages: 224
Width (mm): 152
Height (mm): 203
Depth (mm): 18

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