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Ctr for Middle Eastern Studies UT-Austin

Sky That Denied Me: Selected Poems

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Title: Sky That Denied Me: Selected Poems
Author: Fakhreddine, Jawdat
ISBN: 9781477319512
Publisher: Ctr for Middle Eastern Studies UT-Austin
Published: 2020
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: New
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Born in 1953 in the small village of Sultaniyeh in south Lebanon, Jawdat Fakhreddine is considered one of the most prominent members of the second generation of modernist Arab poets. Influenced by a childhood bond with nature, the southern landscape of his village, and early readings of classical Arabic poetry, Fakhreddine's poems bring into conversation modern preoccupations and the Arab poetic tradition. These twenty poems, translated by Fakhreddine's daughter, Huda, along with translator Roger Allen, form an intimate dialogue between poet and reader, exploring such personal terrain as marriage, fatherhood, and the loss of a parent. Using simple, elegant language, Fakhreddine maintains subtle tensions within these poems, transforming the mundane, the domestic, and the everyday into poetic linguistic events.