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Plague Lands and Other Poems.

Author: Fawzi Karim
Publisher: New York : Carcanet, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born in Baghdad in 1945, now living in London, Fawzi Karim is one of the most compelling voices of the exiled generation of Iraqi writers. In the first collection of his poetry to appear in English, his long sequence 'Plague Lands' is an elegy for the life of a lost city, a chronicle of a journey into exile, haunted by the deep history of an ancient civilisation. Memories of Baghdad's smoke-filled cafés, its alleys  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Karim, Fawzi.
Plague Lands and Other Poems.
New York : Carcanet, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fawzi Karim
ISBN: 9781847779335 1847779336
OCLC Number: 792686869
Description: 1 online resource (153 pages)

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Born in Baghdad in 1945, now living in London, Fawzi Karim is one of the most compelling voices of the exiled generation of Iraqi writers. In the first collection of his poetry to appear in English, his long sequence 'Plague Lands' is an elegy for the life of a lost city, a chronicle of a journey into exile, haunted by the deep history of an ancient civilisation. Memories of Baghdad's smoke-filled cafés, its alleys and mulberry-shaded squares, 'the tang of tea, of coffee beans ... arak, napthalene, damp straw mats', are recalled with painful intensity. Karim's defiant humanity, rejecting dogma and.

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