In the Presence of Absence by Mahmoud Darwish

In the Presence of Absence Paperback Nov 15 2011

By Mahmoud Darwish
Paperback
$13.60 USD

One of the most transcendent poets of his generation, Darwish composed this remarkable elegy at the apex of his creativity, but with the full knowledge that his death was imminent. Thinking it might be his final work, he summoned all his poetic genius to create a luminous work that defies categorization. In stunning language, Darwish’s self-elegy inhabits a rare space where opposites bleed and blend into each other. Prose and poetry, life and death, home and exile are all sung by the poet and his other. On the threshold of im/mortality, the poet looks back at his own existence, intertwined with that of his people. Through these lyrical meditations on love, longing, Palestine, history, friendship, family, and the ongoing conversation between life and death, the poet bids himself and his readers a poignant farewell.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Archipelago Books
Publication date
Nov 15 2011
Language
English
Pages
171
ISBN-13
9781935744016
ISBN-10
1935744011
Weight
204g
Dimensions
163mm x 175mm