The Butterfly's Burden
Contributor(s): Darwish, Mahmoud (Author), Joudah, Fady (Translator)
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Pub Date: January 01, 2007
ISBN: 1556592418 EAN: 9781556592416
Mahmoud Darwish is the leading poet in the Arab world, an artist and activist who attracts thousands to his public readings.
The Butterfly's Burden combines the complete text of Darwish's two most recent full-length volumes, linked by the stunning memoir-witness poem "A State of Siege." Love poems, sonnets, journal-like distillations, and interlaced lyrics balance old literary traditions with new forms, highlighting loving reflections alongside bitter longing.