Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mahmoud Darwish

[Ali] Qleibo described Darwish's poetry as "the easy impossible," for Darwish's ability to condense the Palestinian narrative into simple, evocative language — breaking away from the more traditional heavy, emotive and rhythmic verse of other Arab poets. --Diaa Hadid, Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish dead at 67, Associated Press, August 9, 2008, 4:37 PM ET

He sometimes berated his huge audiences when they clamoured for nationalist odes rather than the subtler, metaphysical verse of his later years. --The Economist, Mahmoud Darwish, the voice of Palestine, died on August 9th, aged 67, August 21, 2008

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