A River Dies of Thirst is a collection of quiet revelations, embracing poetry, life, death, love, and the human condition.
Mahmoud Darwish [is] the truly great poet of the Palestinian people, their traditions and experiences. It is through the poetry of Darwish that ones learns what it meant, and still means, to be a Palestinian with cultural roots that reach far back in time His Arabic gave voice to the Palestinians who had been driven from their homeland, and with this voice Darwish created poetry of the highest order by any standard.
He speaks for his people, but like all great poets he speaks for every human being. Mahmoud Darwish is one of the greatest poets of our time.
A River Dies of Thirst: Diaries by Mahmoud Darwish REVIEW – The Book Lover's Boudoir
I want to find a language that transforms language itself into steel for the spirit - a language to use against these sparkling silver insects, these jets. Darwish is the premier poetic voice of the Palestinian people. In this collection Darwish writes of love, loss, and the pain of exile in bittersweet poems and diary entries leavened with hope and joy.
Mahmoud Darwish was born in in the village of al-Birweh in Galilee, Palestine. His family fled to Lebanon in when the Israeli Army destroyed their village.
He published around thirty poetry and prose collections, which have been translated into thirty-five languages and founded and edited the prestigious literary review Al Karmel. He died in August Read more… Telegram Launched in , Telegram is committed to publishing the best in new and classic international writing, from debut novelists to established literary heavyweights. Telegram has published literary fiction from thirteen languages, ranging from Korean, Arabic, Mongolian and Farsi to Croatian, Hungarian and Icelandic.
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A River Dies of Thirst A Diary 2nd edition
Mahmoud Darwish was one of the most acclaimed contemporary poets in the Arab world, and is often cited as the poetic voice of the Palestinian people. He recorded his observations and feelings in writing, included in A River Dies of Thirst, some of his last work. In this collection, Darwish writes of love, loss, and the pain of exile in bittersweet poems and diary entries leavened with hope and joy.
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