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ISBN-10: 1555973833
ISBN-13: 9781555973834
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publish Date: 06/01/2003
Dimensions: 9.12" L, 6.04" W, 0.53" H

She Says

Translator: Marilyn Hacker

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Price: $15.00

Overview

Award-winning American poet Marilyn Hacker offers the brilliance of Lebanese poet Vénus Khoury-Ghata in an exquisite translation

She says
the earth is so vast one can’t help but be lost like water from a broken jug
There is no fortress against the wind
the winter wanderer must count on the compassion of walls-from “She Says”

Translated by celebrated American poet Marilyn Hacker, Vénus Khoury-Ghata’s She Says explores the mythic and confessional attractions and repulsions of the French and Arabic imaginations with poems that open like “a suitcase filled with alphabets.” Sex, barrenness, grief, and death-the backdrop of a war-ravaged country-are always at the edges, made increasingly urgent by lines often jagged and spare, their music unhaltered. Khoury-Ghata is a vital voice in both her native and adopted languages and we are pleased to present this important collection in English.

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Details

ISBN-10: 1555973833
ISBN-13: 9781555973834
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publish Date: 06/01/2003
Dimensions: 9.12" L, 6.04" W, 0.53" H
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