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Entries Tagged as 'Mahmoud Darwish'

Mahmoud Darwish, born on this day…

March 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Palestine, Poetry, Translation

… in 1941., as lynxqualey reminds us on Arab Literature (in English), going on to note that: Eleven cities around Italy are remembering his work today, keeping it in the light, and (virtually) we join them. & then quotes “from Ibrahim Muhawi’s wonderful translation of Darwish’s Journal of an Ordinary Grief: Tonight is your birthday: the thirteenth of […]

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Sinan Antoon’s Darwish Translation Gets ALTA Award

October 7th, 2012 · No Comments · Translation, Translator

Via Arabic Literature (in English) blog: Antoon Wins 2012 National Translation Award for ‘In the Presence of Absence’ Posted on October 7, 2012 by mlynxqualey | Leave a comment On Friday, the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) announced that it had honored two poet-translators, Sinan Antoon and Don Mee Choi: Sinan Antoon received the 2012 National Translation Award for his translation of Mahmoud […]

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Darwish: Journal of an Ordinary Grief

November 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Arab Culture, Book Review, Essays, Palestine

Archipelago Books has just published a book of linked autobiographical essays — first published in Beirut in 1973 — by the great Palestinian poet Mahmood Darwish, titled Journal of an Ordinary Grief, excellently translated from Arabic by Ibrahim Muhawi. What Edward Said wrote about Darwish’s poetry — that it is “an epic effort to transform […]

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Gaza: Between the Fence & a Hard Place

August 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Gaza Strip, Human rights, Israel, Middle East, Palestine

Yesterday I was reading the forthcoming translation of Mahmoud Darwish‘s first — 1973 — collection of prose essays on Palestine. This is an extremely moving book, and I will come back to it when it is published in the late fall. In one of the pieces, called “Silence for the Sake of Gaza,” written nearly […]

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George Fragopoulos On Mahmoud Darwish

December 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Book Reviews, Intellectuals, Literature, Palestine, Palestinian people, Poetics, Poetry, West Bank

One of the better essays on the work of Mahmoud Darwish in this country was recently published in The Quarterly Conversation on-line magazine. I am reproducing a section of the essay below; you can read the full essay here. Tracing Mahmoud Darwish’s Map Essay by George Fragopoulos — Published on December 7, 2009 • more […]

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