Poetry Madness
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | March 10, 2015

    Shawn Donley: IMG Claire Fuller: The Powells.com Interview



    Claire FullerOur Endless Numbered Days tells the story of eight-year-old Peggy and her survivalist father, James, who inexplicably leave behind their London home... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
5 Remote Warehouse Biography- General
3 Remote Warehouse Biography- General

Journal of an Ordinary Grief

by

Journal of an Ordinary Grief Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Darwish is to be read with urgency, in the night, when nothing else moves but his lines."

-The Village Voice

"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.

Mahmoud Darwish (1941–2008) was one of the most acclaimed poets in the Arab world. His twenty books of poetry include Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone? A River Dies of Thirst, Mural, The Bed of the Stranger, and In the Presence of Absence (forthcoming from Archipelago Books). In 2001 Darwish was awarded the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize.

Synopsis:

One of Darwish's early works. This prophetic book provides the background for the poets decision to become an exile.

Synopsis:

"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 Darwishs own identity as an Israeli Palestinian. They call upon myth, memory, and language to delve into the poets 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.

Synopsis:

Journal of an Ordinary Grief is the first of three major prose works that span Mahmoud Darwish's career. The book first appeared in 1973, two years after the poet went into exile. These essays take a close look at the existentially complex situation the Palestinians in Israel face and the ambiguity of Darwish's own identity as an Israeli Palestinian. These meditative autobiographical pieces also explore the meaning of resistance.

Mahmoud Darwish (1941–2008) was one of the most acclaimed poets in the Arab world. His twenty books of poetry include Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone? A River Dies of Thirst, Mural, The Bed of the Stranger, and In the Presence of Absence (forthcoming from Archipelago Books). In 2001 Darwish was awarded the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize.

About the Author

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.

Since the appearance of Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales in 1989, Ibrahim Muhawi has devoted himself to the study and translation of Palestinian and Arabic folklore and literature. He is co-editor of Literature and Nation in the Middle East and translator of Darwishs Memory for Forgetfulness and Zakaria Tamers Breaking Knees. He is currently working on a book on Mahmoud Darwish.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780982624647
Author:
Darwish, Mahmoud
Publisher:
Archipelago Books
Translator:
Muhawi, Ibrahim
Author:
Muhawi, Ibrahim
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101130
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
175
Dimensions:
6 x 5.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. Pinkalicious: Pink Around the Rink... Used Trade Paper $2.95
  2. Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very...
    Sale Trade Paper $8.98
  3. New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  4. Human Chain Used Hardcover $13.95
  5. Lion's Honey: The Myth of Samson Used Hardcover $8.95
  6. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday...
    Used Hardcover $5.50

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Children's » General
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
History and Social Science » Middle East » General History
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

Journal of an Ordinary Grief New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.00 In Stock
Product details 175 pages Archipelago Books - English 9780982624647 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
One of Darwish's early works. This prophetic book provides the background for the poets decision to become an exile.

"Synopsis" by , "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 Darwishs own identity as an Israeli Palestinian. They call upon myth, memory, and language to delve into the poets 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.
"Synopsis" by ,

Journal of an Ordinary Grief is the first of three major prose works that span Mahmoud Darwish's career. The book first appeared in 1973, two years after the poet went into exile. These essays take a close look at the existentially complex situation the Palestinians in Israel face and the ambiguity of Darwish's own identity as an Israeli Palestinian. These meditative autobiographical pieces also explore the meaning of resistance.

Mahmoud Darwish (1941–2008) was one of the most acclaimed poets in the Arab world. His twenty books of poetry include Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone? A River Dies of Thirst, Mural, The Bed of the Stranger, and In the Presence of Absence (forthcoming from Archipelago Books). In 2001 Darwish was awarded the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.