The Sky That Denied Me: Selected Poems (Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation)

The Sky That Denied Me: Selected Poems (Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation)
The Sky That Denied Me: Selected Poems (Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation)
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Born in 1953 in the small village of Sultaniyeh in south Lebanon, Jawdat Fakhreddine is considered one of the most prominent members of the second generation of modernist Arab poets. Influenced by a childhood bond with nature, the southern landscape of his village, and early readings of classical Arabic poetry, Fakhreddine's poems bring into conversation modern preoccupations and the Arab poetic tradition. These twenty poems, translated by Fakhreddine's daughter, Huda, along with translator Roger Allen, form an intimate dialogue between poet and reader, exploring such personal terrain as marriage, fatherhood, and the loss of a parent. Using simple, elegant language, Fakhreddine maintains subtle tensions within these poems, transforming the mundane, the domestic, and the everyday into poetic linguistic events.

ISBN
9781477319512
By
Fakhreddine, Jawdat
Publisher
University of Texas Press
Item Condition
New
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Item SKU
9781477319512
Location
Poetry

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