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Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982

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One of the Arab world's greatest living poets uses the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon and the shelling of Beirut as the setting for this sequence of prose poems. Mahmoud Darwish vividly recreates the sights and sounds of a city under terrible siege. As fighter jets scream overhead, he explores the war-ravaged streets of Beirut on August 6th (Hiroshima Day).

Memory for Forgetfulness is an extended reflection on the invasion and its political and historical dimensions. It is also a journey into personal and collective memory. What is the meaning of exile? What is the role of the writer in time of war? What is the relationship of writing (memory) to history (forgetfulness)? In raising these questions, Darwish implicitly connects writing, homeland, meaning, and resistance in an ironic, condensed work that combines wit with rage.

Ibrahim Muhawi's translation beautifully renders Darwish's testament to the heroism of a people under siege, and to Palestinian creativity and continuity.

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This book is an extended reflection on the invasion and its political and historical dimensions. It is also a journey into personal and collective memory. Darwish implicitly connects writing, homeland, meaning, and resistance in an ironic, condensed work that combines with rage. His masterly text testifies to the heroism of the people under siege, and to Palestinian creativity and continuity.

About the Author

Mahmoud Darwish has lived most of his life in Lebanon and Palestine. The author of fourteen volumes of poetry and numerous prose works, he now lives in Paris. Ibrahim Muhawi is coauthor and translator of Speak Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales (California, 1988) and Journal of an Ordinary Grief (Archipelago Books, 2010), for which he won the PEN Translation Prize. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Folklore and Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520087682
Subtitle:
August, Beirut, 1982
Translator:
Muhawi, Ibrahim
Author:
Darwish, Mahmoud
Author:
Darwish, Mahmud
Author:
Muhawi, Ibrahim
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
Israel
Subject:
Lebanon
Subject:
Near and middle eastern
Subject:
Beirut (lebanon)
Subject:
Beirut (Lebanon) History.
Subject:
Lebanon History Israeli intervention, 1982-1984 Personal narratives, Palestinian.
Subject:
Beirut
Subject:
Darwish, Mahmud
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Literature of the Middle East
Series Volume:
91-19
Publication Date:
19950320
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
182
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 9 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This book is an extended reflection on the invasion and its political and historical dimensions. It is also a journey into personal and collective memory. Darwish implicitly connects writing, homeland, meaning, and resistance in an ironic, condensed work that combines with rage. His masterly text testifies to the heroism of the people under siege, and to Palestinian creativity and continuity.
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