Book Size: 6" x 9"

Pages: 128

Format: Hardback & Paperback

ISBN: 9781566567558 HB
ISBN: 9781566567770 PB

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Editor: Amro Naddy

Translator: Mohammad Shaheen

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Almond Blossoms and Beyond

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“A brilliant poet- certainly the most gifted of his generation in the Arab world.” – Edward Said

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About this book

The first English translation of recent poetry by the late Mahmoud Darwish, the most important Palestinian contemporary poet.

Almond Blossoms and Beyond is one of the last collections of poetry that Mahmoud Darwish left to the world. Composed of brief lyric poems and the magnificent sustained Exile cycle, Almond Blossoms holds an important place in Darwish's unparalleled oeuvre. It distills his late style, in which, though the specter of death looms and weddings turn to funerals, he threads the pulses and fragilities and beauties of life into the lines of his poems. Their liveliness is his own response to the collection's final call to bid "Farewell / Farewell, to the poetry of pain."

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About the authors

Mahmoud Darwish, born in 1941 in the village of al-Birweh, Palestine, was the author of over two dozen volumes of poetry and prose. When he died in the summer of 2008, he was mourned throughout the world as a voice of the Palestinian people- author of their official declaration of independence and, most importantly, a poet of the highest invention and beauty.

Amro Naddy has worked as an editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review. He teaches at the King's Academy in Amman, Jordan.

Reviews

“If I die before you, I leave you the impossible.” – Mahmoud Darwish, in “Exile”

“A brilliant poet- certainly the most gifted of his generation in the Arab world.” – Edward Said

“I can only hope that the day will soon come, especially in English, when Darwish’s night and dream, jasmine and almond blossoms are seen for what they are: the private lexicon of a singular and eternal, timeless voice in the history of human literature.” – Fady Joudah

About the Author

Amro Naddy has worked as an editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review. He teaches at the King’s Academy in Amman, Jordan.

Additional information

Author

Darwish, Mahmoud

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

128

Editor

Naddy , Amro

Translator

Shaheen , Mohammad

Author Home

Palestine

Format

6"å x 9"å

Reviews

"If I die before you , I leave you the impossible."å – Mahmoud Darwish , in "Exile"å "å¢ "A brilliant poet- certainly the most gifted of his generation in the Arab world."å – Edward Said "å¢ "I can only hope that the day will soon come , especially in English , when Darwish's night and dream , jasmine and almond blossoms are seen for what they are: the private lexicon of a singular and eternal , timeless voice in the history of human literature."å – Fady Joudah

MainReview

"If I die before you, I leave you the impossible."å – Mahmoud Darwish, in "Exile"å

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Paperback, Hardback