The Rebel's Silhouette: Selected Poems
Born in India and considered the leading poet on the South Asian subcontinent, Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) was a two-time Nobel nominee and winner of the 1962 Lenin Peace Prize. His evening readings in Hindi/Urdu-speaking regions drew thousands of listeners. Associated with the Communist party in his youth, Faiz became an outspoken poet in opposition to the Pakistani government. He was also a professor of English literature, a distinguished editor and a major figure in the Afro-Asian writer's movement. This volume offers a selection of Faiz's poetry in a bilingual Urdu/English edition with a new introduction by poet and translator Agha Shahid Ali.
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Unknown to Western readers, the romantic poetry of Faiz (1910-84) is surprisingly fresh and passionate. Faiz was a famous Pakistani writer and public figure who became so popular in the Soviet Union ... Read full review
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Adrienne Rich Agha Shahid Ahmad Alun Lewis arm you spread Bangladesh Begum Akhtar singing Beloved Witness Bitter threads began blossoms breeze burning color couplets crushed dark dawn desert doors dreams earth English eyes Faiz Ahmed Faiz Faiz's Urdu feet fidelity friends Future of Ghazal Ghalib grief hair is lying Half-Inch hands heart horizon language Lazard Lenin Peace Prize let me think light Lines lips lost Lost in Translation lover loyalty markets saw bodies memory moon Nazim Hikmet night open markets saw pain Pakistan plastered with ash poetry prison radif raga rapture Rebel's Silhouette restless road Robert Graves rumors of injustice saw bodies plastered sleep softly someone spread your hair springtime subcontinent syllable tell terrible there's no dew translate Faiz true subject Urdu poets veins Victor Kiernan W. S. Merwin waiting weep for sorrows who'll William Stafford words wounds Zia ul-Haq