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Mural

Mural (Hardback)

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Mahmoud Darwish was the Palestinian national poet. One of the greatest poets of the last half-century, his work evokes the loss of his homeland and is suffused with the pain of dispossession, exile and loss. His poems also display a brilliant acuity, a passion for and openness to the world and, above all, a deep and abiding humanity. Here, his close friends John Berger and Rema Hammami present a beautiful new translation of two of Darwish's later works, his long masterpiece "Mural", a contemplation of his life and work written following lifethreatening surgery, and his last poem, "The Dice Player", which Darwish read in Ramallah a month before his death. Illustrated with original drawings by John Berger, "Mural" is a testimony to one of the most important and powerful poets of our age.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 01/10/2009 ISBN-13: 9781844674107  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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MAHMOUD DARWISH (1942-2008) published some thirty books of poetry and prose; his work has been translated into thirty-five languages. His many international awards include the Lenin Peace Prize and the Lannan Foundation Prize for Cultural Freedom. JOHN BERGER'S latest novel is From A To X. REMA HAMMAMI is professor at the Institute for Women's Studies at Birzeit University, Ramallah.

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