A River Dies of Thirst – Mahmoud Darwish

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Paperback – Mahmoud Darwish was often cited as the poetic voice of the Palestinian people. In the summer of 2006, as Israel attacked Gaza and Lebanon, Darwish recorded his observations and feelings in poems, meditations, fragments and journal entries. The result is this remarkable collection, his last to come out in Arabic. At once lyrical and philosophical, questioning and wise, full of irony, resistance and play, Darwish’s musings on unrest and loss dwell on love and humanity. In these pages, myth and dream are inseparable from truth.

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Paperback – Mahmoud Darwish was often cited as the poetic voice of the Palestinian people. In the summer of 2006, as Israel attacked Gaza and Lebanon, Darwish recorded his observations and feelings in poems, meditations, fragments and journal entries. The result is this remarkable collection, his last to come out in Arabic. At once lyrical and philosophical, questioning and wise, full of irony, resistance and play, Darwish’s musings on unrest and loss dwell on love and humanity. In these pages, myth and dream are inseparable from truth.

Mahmoud Darwish (1941–2008) is one of the most celebrated and revered poets in the Arab world. He was born in the village of al-Birwa in Galilee, Palestine, in 1941. His family fled to Lebanon in 1948 when the Israeli army destroyed their village, returning secretly to the newly created state of Israel after a year. He worked as a journalist and editor in Haifa and left to study in Moscow in 1970. His exilic journey took him to Cairo, Beirut, Tunis, Paris, Amman and Ramallah, where he settled in 1995. Darwish published more than thirty collections of poetry and prose, which have been translated into thirty-five languages. Among his many international awards were the Lenin Peace Prize, the French medal of Knight of Arts and Letters and the Lannan Foundation Prize for Cultural Freedom.

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