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She Says (Lannan Translations Selection Series)

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Award-winning American poet Marilyn Hacker offers the brilliance of Lebanese poet Vénus Khoury-Ghata in an exquisite translation

She says

the earth is so vast one cant help but be lost like water from a broken jug

There is no fortress against the wind

the winter wanderer must count on the compassion of walls

—from “She Says”

Translated by celebrated American poet Marilyn Hacker, Vénus Khoury-Ghatas She Says explores the mythic and confessional attractions and repulsions of the French and Arabic imaginations with poems that open like “a suitcase filled with alphabets.” Sex, barrenness, grief, and death—the backdrop of a war-ravaged country—are always at the edges, made increasingly urgent by lines often jagged and spare, their music unhaltered. Khoury-Ghata is a vital voice in both her native and adopted languages and we are pleased to present this important collection in English.

Review:

"Vénus Khoury-Ghata plants a new language with the seeds of an ancient one. The poetry of She Says cannot be contained by the old worlds of words, yet there she is in a household of wind and rain or within the realm of trees." Joy Harjo

Review:

"Vénus Khoury-Ghata's poems are striking for their combined innocence and wisdom. In Marilyn Hacker's pristine translations, the poems are dreamlike and real, mysterious and utterly true." Grace Shulman

About the Author

Vénus Khoury-Ghata is a Lebanese poet and novelist, resident in France since 1973, author of a dozen collections of poems and as many novels. She received the Prix Mallarmé in 1987 for Monologue du mort, the Prix Apollinaire in 1980 for Les Ombres et leur cris, and the Grand Prix de la Société des gens de lettres for Fables pour un peuple d?argile in 1992. Her Anthologie personnelle, a selection of her previously published and new poems was published in Paris by Actes Sud in 1997. Her most recent collection Compassion des pierres, was published by La Différence in 2001. Her work has been translated into Arabic, Dutch, German, Italian, and Russian, and she was named a Chevalier de la Légion d?Honneur in 2000.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555973834
Translator:
Hacker, Marilyn
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Translator:
Hacker, Marilyn
Author:
Khoury-Ghata, Venus
Author:
Hacker, Marilyn
Author:
Khoury-Ghata, Vnus
Location:
Saint Paul, Minn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Bilingual books
Subject:
French language edition
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
European - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Lannan Translations Selection Series
Series Volume:
108-90
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.02 x 6.1 x 0.54 in

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"Review" by , "Vénus Khoury-Ghata plants a new language with the seeds of an ancient one. The poetry of She Says cannot be contained by the old worlds of words, yet there she is in a household of wind and rain or within the realm of trees."
"Review" by , "Vénus Khoury-Ghata's poems are striking for their combined innocence and wisdom. In Marilyn Hacker's pristine translations, the poems are dreamlike and real, mysterious and utterly true."
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