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In the Presence of Absence [PDF / EPUB] In the Presence of Absence Winner of ALTA National Translation AwardA major poet near death meditating in lyric prose on all that he has lost freedom homeland childhood love In this moving translation Sinan Antoon generously in Winner of ALTA National Presence of eBook ✓ Translation AwardA major poet near death meditating in lyric prose on all that he has lost freedom homeland childhood love In this moving translation Sinan Antoon generously invites the English speaking reader into the immensityand metaphysical subtletyof Darwishs grief Richard Sieburth The truest of poets In the Presence of Absence is a book possessed of a remarkable and enduring beauty Chuck Wachtel Beautiful inescapably lyrical bookslut Mahmoud Darwish is perhaps the In the Epub / foremost Palestinian poet of last century Tablet There are two maps of Palestine that politicians will never manage to forfeit the one kept in the memories of Palestinian refugees and that which is drawn by Darwishs poetry Anton Shammas Then came silence Mahmoud Darwish began to read We did not know a word of Arabic but we heard his voice reach out and sink deep down to pluck the strings of the Palestinian soul It was the Presence of MOBI · a magical night in Ramallah the magician Mahmoud Darwish whose spell was cast the way it has been through ages simply by being that elusive archetype much envied and feared by powera poet at ease with because attuned to his own people Wole Soyinka Mahmoud Darwish is one of the greatest poets of our time In his poetry Palestine becomes the map of the human soul Elias Khoury Darwish is the premier poetic voice of the Palestinian people lyrical imagistic plaintive haunting always passionate and elegant and never anything less than freewhat he would dream for all his people Naomi Shihab Nye A uniue achievement It offers costly wisdoms from a life journey rendered in the opaue lyricism of Darwish s poetryHis is the voice of dispossessed Palestine but its longings including sheer lust are universal This book overflows with resonant lines and uestions It is a book for life The IndependentMahmoud Darwish 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 His exilic journey took him to Cairo Beirut Tunis Paris Amman and Ramallah where he settled in He is one of the most celebrated and revered poets in the Arab world He publishedthan 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 inwas awarded the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize inthe Prince Claus Awardinand the Cairo Prize for Arabic Poetry in Sinan Antoon is an Irai poet novelist and translator His co translation of Darwishs poetry was nominated for the PEN Translation Prize in He is the author of The Baghdad Blues Ijaam An Irai Rhapsody and The Pomegranate Alone He is Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature at New York University.


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