Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone?
At once an intimate autobiography and a collective memory of the Palestinian people, Mahmoud Darwish's interlinked poems are collective cries, songs, and glimpses of the human condition. The collection-widely considered his 'chef-d'oeuvre' -is a poetry of myth and history, of exile and suspended time, of an identity bound to the Arabic language and his displaced people. Darwish's poems-specific and symbolic, simple and profound-are historical glimpses, existential queries, chants of pain and injustice of a people separated from their land.
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"Poetry is our ladder to the moon," explains Palestinian author Darwish, and in this bilingual edition he uses it achingly to create both personal and collective history. Read full review