Victims of a Map: A Bilingual Anthology of Arabic Poetry / Edition 1

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A bilingual volume of poetry presenting the work of three award-winning Arabic poets from the past forty years

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780863565243
  • Publisher: Saqi Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Edition description: English/Arabic Bilingual Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,056,996
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

The earth is closing on us 13
When the martyrs go to sleep 15
We fear for a dream 17
We are entitled to love autumn 19
Give birth to me again that I may know 21
If I were to start all over again 23
Is it in such a song? 25
A gypsy melody 27
We travel like other people 31
We go to a country 33
We are here near there 35
Athens airport 37
They'd love to see me dead 39
The wandering guitar player 41
A gentle rain in a distant autumn 47
Slit lips 53
Sons of war 55
Confession at midday 57
Travel tickets 59
Bats 61
Abandoning 63
The story of a city 65
Conversation between an ear of corn and a Jerusalem rose thorn 67
How I became an article 71
The story of the unknown man 73
End of a discussion with a jailer 77
Eternity 79
The will of a man dying in exile 81
The boring orbit 83
The clock on the wall 85
A mirror for the executioner 89
A mirror for the twentieth century 91
A mirror for Beirut 95
Worries (a dream) 97
The golden age 99
Song 101
Prophecy 105
Psalm 107
The wound 111
A woman and a man (conversation, 1967) 119
The new Noah 121
The seven days 127
The pearl (dream - mirror) 129
The minaret 133
The desert (the diary of Beirut under siege, 1982) 135
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