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Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 (Literature of the Middle East) Paperback – May 13, 2013


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Product Details

  • Series: Literature of the Middle East
  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; First Edition, With a new Foreword by Sinan Antoon edition (May 13, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520273044
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520273047
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Extraordinary prose poems translated from Arabic, written out of the siege of Beirut 20 years ago."--"The Guardian Review (UK)

About the Author

Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008) was a Palestinian poet and writer, regarded as the Palestinian national poet. He published over thirty books of poetry during his life.

Ibrahim Muhawi is coauthor and translator of Speak Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales (California, 1988) and Mahmoud Darwish’s Journal of an Ordinary Grief (Archipelago Books, 2010), for which he won the PEN Translation Prize.

Sinan Antoon is an Iraqi poet, novelist, translator, and scholar. He has published novels and verse in both Arabic and English, and is currently a professor at New York University.

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