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Silencing the Sea : Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry.

Author: Khaled Furani
Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012.
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Silencing the Sea follows Palestinian poets' debates about their craft as they traverse multiple and competing realities of secularism and religion, expulsion and occupation, art, politics, immortality, death, fame, and obscurity. Khaled Furani takes his reader down ancient roads and across military checkpoints to join the poets' worlds and engage with the rhythms of their lifelong journeys in Islamic and Arabic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Furani, Khaled.
Silencing the Sea : Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry.
Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Khaled Furani
ISBN: 9780804782609 0804782601
OCLC Number: 819635308
Description: 1 online resource (314 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; A Note on Transliteration; Introduction; Initiations; 1. Secular Bewilderment; 2. Rhythms and Rulers; 3. The Land of the Poem; The Song; 4. Memory for Beginnings; 5. Metrical Discipline and Mastery; 6. Poets for "the People"; The Picture; 7. Enough "Screaming"; 8. Rhythmical Freedom; 9. Modern Poets and "Conservative" People; The Dream; 10. Redeeming Prose; 11. When Meter Melts; 12. The Laity Outside Poetry's Temple; Conclusions: Secular Prayers; Notes; Bibliography; Index.


This book is an ethnographic journey into the literary-political field of Palestinian poetry in a secular age.  Read more...


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"Silencing the Sea is good news: It ironically speaks of the redemptive power of the human word, as fractured as it can be, as opposed to the Divine word's overwhelming power. It engages the battle Read more...

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