My Happiness Bears No Relation To Happiness

My Happiness Bears No Relation To Happiness

A Poet'S Life In The Palestinian Century

Auteur:
Adina Hoffman
ISBN:
9780300141504
ISBN10:
0300141505
Taal:
Engels
Bindwijze:
Hardback
Publicatiedatum:
maart 2009
Geillustreerd:
Ja
Pagina's:
464 pagina's
Afmetingen:
34x234x156 mm
Gewicht:
821 gram

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Beautifully written, and composed with a novelist's eye for detail, this book tells the story of an exceptional man and the culture from which he emerged. Taha Muhammad Ali was born in 1931 in the Galilee village of Saffuriyya and was forced to flee during the war in 1948. He traveled on foot to Lebanon and returned a year later to find his village destroyed. An autodidact, he has since run a souvenir shop in Nazareth, at the same time evolving into what one leading American critic has dubbed 'perhaps the most accessible and delightful poet alive today'.As it places Muhammad Ali's life in the context of the lives of his predecessors and peers, My Happiness offers a sweeping depiction of a charged and fateful epoch. It is a work that Arabic scholar Michael Sells describes as 'among the five 'must read' books on the Israel-Palestine tragedy'. In an era when talk of the 'Clash of Civilizations' dominates, this biography offers something else entirely: a view of the people and culture of the Middle East that is rich, nuanced, and above all else, deeply human.


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Titel:
My Happiness Bears No Relation To Happiness
ISBN:
9780300141504
ISBN-10:
0300141505
Auteur:
Adina Hoffman

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