Journal of an Ordinary Grief by Mahmoud Darwish

Journal of an Ordinary Grief Paperback Aug 27 2011

By Mahmoud Darwish
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A collection of autobiographical essays by one of the greatest poets to come from Palestine.
"Every beautiful poem is an act of resistance," asserts Darwish. Both voice of the Palestinian people and one of the most transcendent poets of his generation, Mahmoud Darwish also wrote several remarkable volumes of autobiographical essays over the course of his life. First published in Beirut in 1973, these probing essays ask vital questions about the existentially complex realities the Palestinians in Israel face and the ambiguity of Darwish’s own identity as an Israeli Palestinian. They call upon myth, memory, and language to delve into the poet’s experience of house arrest, his encounters with Israeli interrogators, and the periods he spent in prison. Meditative, lyrical, rhythmic, Darwish gives absence a vital presence in these linked essays. Journal is a moving and intimate account of the loss of homeland and, for many, of life inside the porous walls of occupation—no ordinary grief.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Archipelago Books
Publication date
Aug 27 2011
Language
English
Pages
184
ISBN-13
9780982624647
ISBN-10
0982624646
Weight
288g
Dimensions
158mm x 183mm