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The Perception of Meaning

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Originally published in 2012 under the Arabic title: Araa al-manaa.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published November 25th 2015 by Syracuse University Press (first published November 16th 2015)
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Ewa Gajer
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Brilliant poetic pieces. I just wish the word 'vomit' had been used less often. It simply lost its imaginary sense after a while
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"[The Perception of Meaning] is adeptly translated from Arabic into English—a set of fascinating experimental works that Naomi Shihab Nye says 'are not lullabies.' Indeed not, since lullabies are for rocking infants to sleep, while these sardonic fictions are about waking up adults... For The Common at Amherst College, he writes: 'Engagement with the coincidence of existence at this particular collision point in Arabic life, a point burdened with all the unaccomplished hopes and dreams of ...more
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