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Mahmoud Darwish

Palestine’s Poet and the Other as the Beloved

Authors: Cohen-Mor, Dalya

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  • Discusses Mahmoud Darwish’s public persona and lesser-known aspects of his perspective on Arab-Jewish relations
  • Considers Arab-Jewish love and the social and political implications and complexities
  • Studies the Rita poems and Darwish’s related life events
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Mahmoud Darwish: Palestine’s Poet and the Other as the Beloved focuses on Palestinian national poet Mahmoud Darwish (1941–2008), whose poetry has helped to shape Palestinian identity and foster Palestinian culture through many decades of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Dalya Cohen-Mor explores the poet’s romantic relationship with “Rita,” an Israeli Jewish woman whom he had met in Haifa in his early twenties and to whom he had dedicated a series of love poems and prose passages, among them the iconic poem “Rita and the Gun.” Interwoven with biographical details and diverse documentary materials, this exploration reveals a fascinating facet in the poet’s personality, his self-definition, and his attitude toward the Israeli other. Comprising a close reading of Darwish’s love poems, coupled with many examples of novels and short stories from both Arabic and Hebrew fiction that deal with Arab-Jewish love stories, this book delves into the complexity of Arab-Jewish relations and shows how romance can blossom across ethno-religious lines and how politics all too often destroys it.     



About the authors

Dalya Cohen-Mor is a Middle East scholar and an award-winning author. She earned her Ph.D. from Georgetown University. Her most recent publications include Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women’s Literature: The Family Frontier (2011), Fathers and Sons in the Arab Middle East (Palgrave, 2013), and Cultural Journeys into the Arab World: A Literary Anthology (2018).


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24162-9
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Hardcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24161-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mahmoud Darwish
Book Subtitle
Palestine’s Poet and the Other as the Beloved
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24162-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24162-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24161-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 105
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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