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The Resource Memory for forgetfulness : August, Beirut, 1982, Mahmoud Darwish ; translated, with an introduction by Ibrahim Muhawi ; with a new foreword by Sinan Antoon

Memory for forgetfulness : August, Beirut, 1982, Mahmoud Darwish ; translated, with an introduction by Ibrahim Muhawi ; with a new foreword by Sinan Antoon

Label
Memory for forgetfulness : August, Beirut, 1982
Title
Memory for forgetfulness
Title remainder
August, Beirut, 1982
Statement of responsibility
Mahmoud Darwish ; translated, with an introduction by Ibrahim Muhawi ; with a new foreword by Sinan Antoon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"One of the Arab world's greatest poets uses the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon and the shelling of Beirut as the setting for this sequence of prose poems. Mahmoud Darwish vividly recreates the sights and sounds of a city under terrible siege. As fighter jets scream overhead, he explores the war-ravaged streets of Beirut on August 6th (Hiroshima Day). Memory for Forgetfulness is an extended reflection on the invasion and its political and historical dimensions. It is also a journey into personal and collective memory. What is the meaning of exile? What is the role of the writer in time of war? What is the relationship of writing (memory) to history (forgetfulness)? In raising these questions, Darwish implicitly connects writing, homeland, meaning, and resistance in an ironic, condensed work that combines wit with rage. Ibrahim Muhawi's translation beautifully renders Darwish's testament to the heroism of a people under siege, and to Palestinian creativity and continuity. Sinan Antoon's foreword, written expressly for this edition, sets Darwish's work in the context of changes in the Middle East in the past thirty years."--Cover
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Darwīsh, Maḥmūd
Dewey number
  • 892.716
  • 956.92044
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Arabic
LC call number
DS87.53
LC item number
.D36513 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1937-
  • 1967-
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  • Darwīsh, Maḥmūd
  • Muhawi, Ibrahim
  • Antoon, Sinan
Series statement
Literature of the Middle East
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  • Darwīsh, Maḥmūd
  • Lebanon
  • Beirut (Lebanon)
Target audience
adult
Label
Memory for forgetfulness : August, Beirut, 1982, Mahmoud Darwish ; translated, with an introduction by Ibrahim Muhawi ; with a new foreword by Sinan Antoon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1995
Bar code
31223125645722
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xl, 182 pages
Isbn
9780520273047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)818734508
Label
Memory for forgetfulness : August, Beirut, 1982, Mahmoud Darwish ; translated, with an introduction by Ibrahim Muhawi ; with a new foreword by Sinan Antoon
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1995
Bar code
31223125645722
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xl, 182 pages
Isbn
9780520273047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)818734508

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