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Victims of a Map: A Bilingual Anthology of Arabic Poetry (Adonis, Mahmud Darwish, Samih al-Qasim)

Victims of a Map: A Bilingual Anthology of Arabic Poetry (Adonis, Mahmud Darwish, Samih al-Qasim)

by Abdullah al-Udhari

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Overview

Mahmud Darwish, Samih al-Qasim and Adonis are amongst the leading poets in the Arab world today.

Victims of a Map presents some of their finest work in translation, alongside the original Arabic, including thirteen poems by Darwish never before published – in English or Arabic – and a long work by Adonis written during the 1982 siege of Beirut, also published here for the first time.



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ISBN-13: 9780863563102
Publisher: Saqi
Publication date: 06/16/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Abdullah al-Udhari was born in Taiz, Yemen, in 1941, and has lived in London since 1962. He studied classical Arab literature and Sabaean epigraphy at London University, where he also received a doctorate for his pioneering study, Jahili Poetry before Imru al-Qais [4000 BCE–500 CE], which established him as an authority on early Jahili literature. In 1974 he founded and edited TR, an Anglo-Arab literary and arts magazine. He is a literary historian, poet and storyteller, and his publications include , Victims of a Map, Voice Without Passport, The Arab Creation Myth and Modern Poetry of the Arab World.

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