Rebel's Silhouette: Selected Poems / Edition 1

Rebel's Silhouette: Selected Poems / Edition 1

by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
     
 

Born in India and considered the leading poet on the South Asian subcontinent, Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) was a two-time Nobel nominee and winner of the 1962 Lenin Peace Prize. His evening readings in Hindi/Urdu-speaking regions drew thousands of listeners. Associated with the Communist party in his youth, Faiz became an outspoken poet in opposition to the Pakistani… See more details below

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Born in India and considered the leading poet on the South Asian subcontinent, Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) was a two-time Nobel nominee and winner of the 1962 Lenin Peace Prize. His evening readings in Hindi/Urdu-speaking regions drew thousands of listeners. Associated with the Communist party in his youth, Faiz became an outspoken poet in opposition to the Pakistani government. He was also a professor of English literature, a distinguished editor and a major figure in the Afro-Asian writer's movement. This volume offers a selection of Faiz's poetry in a bilingual Urdu/English edition with a new introduction by poet and translator Agha Shahid Ali.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870239755
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
102
Sales rank:
1,096,712
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Last Night3
Don't Ask Me for That Love Again5
Ghazal7
Solitude9
Ghazal11
Ghazal13
Ghazal15
August 195217
A Prison Evening19
A Prison Daybreak21
Ghazal25
Fragrant Hands29
Ghazal31
City of Lights33
Ghazal35
We Who Were Executed39
Evening43
Solitary Confinement45
Ghazal47
Poem51
Two Elegies: 1. Appointments53
Two Elegies: 2. The Rain of Stones Is Finished55
Before You Came57
Be Near Me59
Vista61
In Search of Vanished Blood63
The City from Here65
Black Out67
Let Me Think69
The Heart Gives Up73
Stay Away from Me (Bangladesh I)75
Bangladesh II77
Desire79
Evening in Ashkabaad81
Wash the Blood off Your Feet85
On My Return from Dhaka (Bangladesh III)87
It Is Spring Again89
A Letter from Prison91
For Vera93
A Night in the Desert95
So Bring the Order for My Execution99
You Tell Us What To Do101

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