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A river dies of thirst : journals

Author: Maḥmūd Darwīsh; Catherine Cobham
Publisher: London : Saqi, 2012.
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Mahmoud Darwish was one of the most acclaimed contemporary poets in the Arab world, and is often cited as the poetic voice of the Palestinian people. During the tumultuous summer of 2006, as Israel attacked Gaza and Lebanon, Darwish was in Ramallah. He recorded his observations and feelings in writing, included in A River Dies of Thirst, some of his last work. In this collection, Darwish writes of love, loss, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Darwish, Mahmoud.
A River Dies of Thirst : (Diaries).
New York : Saqi, ©2012
Named Person: Maḥmūd Darwīsh; Maḥmūd Darwīsh
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maḥmūd Darwīsh; Catherine Cobham
ISBN: 9780863568336 0863568335
OCLC Number: 795120288
Description: 1 online resource (202 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; The girl/The scream; Green flies; Like a prose poem; If only I were a stone; Beyond identification; The enemy; Nero; The forest; Doves; The house as casualty; The cunning of the metaphor; The mosquito; An eagle flying low; A personal duty; A common enemy; The rest of a life; The colour yellow; If only the young were trees; We arrived too late; Two strangers; What's it all for?; A talent for hope; I am only him; I did not dream; The pretty girls' neighbour; How far is far?; He sees himself as absent; He said: 'I'm afraid'; The roar of silence. A person chasing himselfA longing to forget; A river dies of thirst; The wall; The law of fear; I walked on my heart; Routine; A gun and a shroud; If we want to; Cheated time; Perfection; One, two, three; Empty boxes; On nothingness; My imagination ... a faithful hunting dog; If I were someone else; Assassination; Rustling; A metaphor; In the company of things; A shawl made of silk; A sort of loss; A shameful land; Summer and winter; A coloured cloud; A spring passing quickly; Life to the last drop; The butterfly effect; I was not with me; The faces of truth; As if he were asleep. Visible musicThe road to where; The humour of eternity; The indifferent one; The picture and the frame; Snow; An infectious disease; A bed of lavender; Most and least; I am jealous of everything around you; Lose one of your stars; Private meetings; She said to him; A sneeze; In praise of wine; At the top of the cypress trees; Point of view; The mercy bullet; Shyness; Perfection is the same as imperfection; Prickly pear; In the empty square; A short holiday; Fame; If I were a hunter; Nightmare; Iraq's night is long; In Cordoba; In Madrid; High is the mountain; I don't notice; That word; Echo. The second olive treeWillow tree; Right of return to paradise; If it were not for sin; Italian autumn; Two travellers to a river; A killer and innocent; As if she is a song; My poet/my other; A clear sky and a green garden; A single word; The essence of the poem; Satire; On oratory and orators; Half and half; I think; The second line; Higher and further; The canary; On a boat on the Nile; The lonely man's addiction; In Rabat; Description; In Skogås; The exile finds his way; Boulevard St Germain; Things would be different; A life beginning; The hand of the statue; In Beirut; The return of June. If only people envied usFrom now on you are somebody else; From now on you are you; Acknowledgements; Copyright.
Other Titles: Athar al-farāshah.
Responsibility: Mahmoud Darwish ; translated from the Arabic by Catherine Cobham.


In this collection, Darwish writes of love, loss, and the pain of exile in bittersweet poems and diary entries leavened with hope and joy.  Read more...


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