I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic
Electronic Intifada, 1st July 2014
This isn’t a biography. Although one would be fascinating, Darwish always insisted that his poetry should represent his life story. So this book doesn’t feature salacious speculations into the identity of his Israeli lover, “Rita,” or probing into his marriages. Rather, The Poet’s Art takes the events of Darwish’s life as a framework within which to fit discussions of his writing and its political and cultural context.
The full article is here.