The butterfly's burden: poems

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Copper Canyon Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Poetry - 327 pages
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Newest work from Mahmoud Darwish--the most acclaimed poet in the Arab world

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User Review  - David O'Neill - Goodreads

An interesting view of a complex man in a complex situation. Translated poetry is always a difficult prospect but this works seems well done and it reads well in English. Read full review

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User Review  - Rewa Zeinati - Goodreads

Read it in its original Arabic. Read it in English. Prophetic. Gorgeous. Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Mahmoud Darwish is the Poet Laureate of Palestine and the author of the Palestinian national anthem. Author of over twenty books, he was awarded the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. Fady Joudah is a Palestinian-American doctor based in Houston, Texas, and is active in Doctors Without Borders. He earned an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College, and his original poetry and translations have appeared in a wide range of publications.

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