Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New review: Khaled Mattawa on Mahmoud Darwish

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.

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