134th out of 161 books — 14 voters
The Adam of Two Edens
This collection of poems by renowned Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish ranges from dreamy reflections to bitter longings for the Palestine that was lost when Israel was created in 1948.
Paperback, 206 pages
Published January 6th 2001 by Syracuse University Press
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I initially purchased this book because I love both the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish AND the poetry of Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore, who contributed to the editing. It did not disappoint. The most powerful poem in this book, for me, was “Speech of the Red Indian”. The genocide against the indigenous peoples of the Americas is rarely properly taught, for the nationalism that educational institutions invariably carry and endeavor to impart to the young minds of their charges is marked by the whitewashed n...more
Mahmoud Darwish (Arabic: محمود درويش) was a respected Palestinian poet and author who won numerous awards for his literary output and was regarded as the Palestinian national poet. In his work, Palestine became a metaphor for the loss of Eden, birth and resurrection, and the anguish of dispossession and exile.More about Mahmoud Darwish...