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luthienne · 3 months ago
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Mahmoud Darwish, from Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 (tr. Ibrahim Muhawi)
For context: this is written within a work regarding the siege of Beirut in 1982. “Memory for Forgetfulness is an extended reflection on the invasion and its political and historical dimensions. It is also a journey into personal and collective memory. What is the meaning of exile? What is the role of the writer in time of war? What is the relationship of writing (memory) to history (forgetfulness)?” (x)
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xiaodaozhang · 2 months ago
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[id: three gifs. 1st gif: a scene from the cdrama “guardian” from episode 23. a shot of zhao yunlan and a shot of shen wei are blended together. yunlan’s expression is shocked and confused. shen wei’s eyes are glassy and red from crying. he looks at yunlan, looking into his eyes, then to his lips, then to his eyes again. there’s a simple text in white caps in the middle reading “you are worth it”. the same phrase is spelt out in the background in hanzi. 2nd gif: the jinlintai scene from the cdrama “the untamed” from episode 42. also two shots blended together, this time of lan wangji and wei wuxian. the look at each other, both smiling lovingly. wuxian also first looks into wangji’s eyes, and then at his lips. simple text in white caps in the middle reading “lan zhan ah lan zhan”. the same phrase is spelt out in the background in hanzi. 3rd gif: a scene from the cdrama “word of honor” from episode 32. the scene at the cliff. it starts with only wen kexing in the frame. zhou zishu walks towards him and stops right in front of him. they look at each other with deep affection. simple text in white caps in the middle reading “you are mine”. the same phrase is spelt out in the background in hanzi. /end id]
– Do you have any weapons on you?
– I have a longing that’s killing me.
— Mahmoud Darwish, from Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982. (tr. Ibrahim Muhawi)
镇魂 Guardian ep. 23 陈情令 The Untamed ep. 42 山河令 Word of Honor ep. 32
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galina · 2 years ago
Hi! I'd be super interested to know which books were on the reading list for your class about Palestine! I study Middle Eastern Studies, and it would be really useful :) Thank you!! xx
Hi – here is the full list, including general background reading and the weekly reading for the classes. 
General bibliography:
Kamal Abdel-Malek, The Rhetoric of Violence: Arab-Jewish Encounters in Contemporary Palestinian Literature and Cinema
Kamal Abdel-Malek and David Jacobson eds., Israeli and Palestinian Identities in History and Literature
Roger Allen, The Arabic Novel: an Historical and Critical Introduction
Hanan Ashrawi, Contemporary Palestinian Literature Under Occupation
Radwa Ashour, ‘Palestine and Jordan’ in Radwa Ashour, Ferial Ghazoul and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi, Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999
Naseer Arari and Edmund Ghareeb eds., Enemy of the Sun: Poetry of Palestinian Resistance
Anna Ball, Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspective
Carol Bardenstein, ‘Raped Brides and Steadfast mothers: Appropriations of Palestinian Motherhood,’ in A. Jetter, ed., The Politics of Motherhood: Activist Voices from Left to Right
Ami Elad-Bouskila, Modern Palestinian Literature and Culture
Joe Cleary, Literature, Partition and the Nation-State: Culture and Conflict in Ireland, Israel and Palestine
Faisal Darraj, ‘Transformations in Palestinian Literature’ 
Ami Elad-Bouskila, Modern Palestinian Literature and Culture
A.M. Elmessirir, ed., The Palestinian Wedding: a Bilingual Anthology of Contemporary Palestinian Resistance Poetry
Sami Farsoun, Culture and Customs of the Palestinians
Rachel Brenner Feldhay, ‘“Hidden Transcripts’ Made Public: Israeli Arab Fiction and its Reception,’ Critical Inquiry 26.1
Rachel Brenner Feldhay, Inextricably Bonded: Israeli Arab and Jewish Writers Re-Visioning Culture
*Mahmud Ghanayim, The Quest for a Lost Identity: Palestinian Fiction in Israel
Sabry Hafez, The Genesis of Arabic Narrative Discourse
Tahrir Hamidi, ‘Bearing Witness in Palestinian Resistance Literature’ Race and Class 52.3
Barbara Harlow, Resistance Literature
Adina Hoffman, ‘Recollecting the Palestinian Past,’ Raritan
Runo Isaksen, Literature and War: Conversations with Israeli and Palestinian Writers
Salma K, Jayyusi, ‘Introduction: Palestinian Literature in Modern Times’, in Jayyusi, ed., Modern Palestinian Literature: an Anthology 
John Maher, Slouching towards Jerusalem: Reactive Nationalism in the Irish, Israeli and Palestinian Novel 
Stefan Meyer, The Experimental Arabic Novel: Postcolonial Literary Modernism in the Levant
Lindsey Moore, Arab, Muslim, Woman: Voice and Vision in Postcolonial Literature and Film
Shmuel Moreh, ‘Arabic Literature in Israel,’ in Shmuel Moreh, ed., Studies in Modern Arabic Prose and Poetry
Barbara McKean Parmenter, Giving Voices to Stone: Place and Identity in Palestinian Literature
Edward Said, After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives
Ihab Saloul, Catastrophe and Exile in the Modern Palestinian Imagination: Telling Memories
Rebecca Stein and Ted Swedenburg eds., Palestine, Israel, and the Politics of Popular Culture
Yasir, Suleiman and Ibrahim Muhawi, eds. Literature and Nation in the Middle East
Ibrahim Taha, The Palestinian Novel
Anastasia Vassalopoulos, Contemporary Arab Women Writers: Cultural Expression in Context 
Ibrahim Abu-Lughod, The Transformation of Palestine
George Antonius, The Arab Awakening; the Story of the Arab National Movement
Robert Bowke, Palestinian Refugees: Mythology, Identity and the Search for Peace
Nathan J. Brown, Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords: Resuming Arab Palestine
Chomsky, Noam, The Fateful Triangle: the United States, Israel and the Palestinians 
Samih Farsoun, Palestine and the Palestinians: A Social and Political History
Gregory Harms, The Palestine-Israel Conflict: a Basic Introduction 
Doreen Ingrams, Palestine Papers 1917-1922: Seeds of Conflict
Gudrun Kramer, A History of Palestine from the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the  State of Israel
Rashid Khalidi, Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness 
Rashid Khalidi, The Iron Cage: the Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood
Walid Khalidi, Before their Diaspora: a Photographic History of the Palestinians 1876-1948
Mushtaq Husain Khan et al (eds.), State Formation in Palestine: Viability and Governance during a Social Transformation 
Ronit Lentin, Thinking Palestine
U. Makdisi and P. Silverstein, Memory and Violence from the Middle East and North Africa 
Beverley Milton-Edwards, Islamic Politics in Palestine 
Ilan Pappé, A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples 
Wendy Pearlman, Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement 
Mazin Qumziyeh, Popular Resistance in Palestine: a History of Hope and Empowerment 
Avi Shlaim, The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World
Helena Schulz, The Palestinian Diaspora: Formation of Identities and Politics of Homeland
Yezid Sayigh, Armed Struggle and the Search for a State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993 
Tom Segev, One Palestine Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate
Mai Yamani, ed., Feminism and Islam
Weekly reading for the course:
1
Edward Said, The Question of Palestine
Anna Barnard, ‘Palestine and Postcolonial Studies’ 
Aijaz Ahmad: ‘Literature Among the Signs of Our Time’ from In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures
Salah D. Hassan, “Undertaking Partition: Palestine and Postcolonial Studies,” Journal X 6.1
Abdirahman Hussein, Edward Said: Criticism and Society
Neil Lazarus, Nationalism and Cultural Practice in the Postcolonial World
Joseph Massad, The Persistence of the Palestinian Question
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S. Yizhar: Khirbet Khizeh
Benny Morris, ‘The Second Wave: the Mass Exodus, April-June 1984,’ in The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947-1949
Saleh Jawal, ‘Zionist Massacres: the Creation of the Palestinian Refugee Problem in the 1948 War’ in Eyal Benvenisti et al eds. Israel and the Palestinian Refugees
Uri Avnery, 1948: a Soldier’s Tale: the Bloody Road to Jerusalem 
Adnan Abu-Ghazaleh, ‘The Impact of 1948 on Palestinian Arab Writers,’ Middle East Forum 2-3
Menachem Begin, The Revolt, revised ed., trans. S. Katz
Rachel Brenner Feldhay, ‘The Traumas of Victory and Defeat’ in Feldhay, Inextricably Bonded: Israeli Arab and Jewish Writers Re-Visioning Culture
Walid Khalidi, Before their Diaspora: a Photographic History of the Palestinians 1876-1948
Nur Masalha, Catastrophe Remembered: Essays in Memory of Edward W. Said
Nur Masalha, ‘Debate on the 1948 Exodus: A Critique of Benny Morris’, Journal of Palestine Studies 21, No.1. This debate involves Nur Masalha, Benny Morris and Norman Finkelstein
Nur Masalha, Expulsion of the Palestinians: The Concept of ‘Transfer’ in Zionist Political Thought, 1882-1948
Nur Masalha, ‘Remembering the Palestinian Nakba: Commemoration, Oral History and Narratives of Memory’, Holy Land Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal 7, No.2
Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947-1949
Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited – see especially ‘The Idea of “Transfer” in Zionist thinking before 1948,’ 
Ilan Pappé, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Ahmad H. Saa’di and Lila Abu-Lughod (eds.) Nakba: Palestine , 1948, and the Claims of Memory
Ahmad Sa’adi, ‘Remembering Al-Nakba in a Time of Amnesia,’ Interventions
Ihab Saloul, Catastrophe and Exile in the Modern Palestinian Imagination: Telling Memories
Ari Shavit, ‘Interview with Benny Morris - Survival of the Fittest - 01.11.04’
Susan Slyomovics, The Objects of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village
Fawaz Turki, ‘Reflections on Al-Nakba,’ Journal of Palestine Studies
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Ghassan Kanafani: Men in the Sun and other Palestinian Stories 
seminar essay: Benny Morris, ‘Blocking a Return,’ from The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited 
Robert Bowke, Palestinian Refugees: Mythology, Identity and the Search for Peace
Joe Cleary, Literature, Partition and the Nation-State: Culture and Conflict in Ireland, Israel and Palestine 
Anni Kanafani, Ghassan Kanafani 
Hilary Kilpatrick, ‘Tradition and Innovation in the Fiction of Ghassan Kanafani,’ Journal of Arabic Literature 7 
Mary Layoun, Travels of a Genre: the modern novel and ideology
Nur Masalha, Expulsion of the Palestinians: The Concept of ‘Transfer’ in Zionist Political Thought, 1882-1948 
Nur Masalha, ‘Debate on the 1948 Exodus: A Critique of Benny Morris’, Journal of Palestine Studies 21, No.1. This debate involves Nur Masalha, Benny Morris and Norman Finkelstein
Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947-1949 
Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited
Edward Said, After the Last Sky : Palestinian Lives
Muhammed Siddiq, Man is a Cause: Political Consciousness in the Fiction of Ghassan Kanafani 
Amy Zalman, ‘Gender and the Palestinian Narrative of Return in Two Novels by Ghassan Kanafani,’ in Y Suleiman and I Muhawi, eds., Literature and Nation in the Middle East
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Emile Habibi: The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptomist
Nadim N. Rouhana ,Palestinian Citizens in an Ethnic Jewish State: Identities in Conflict
Nur Masalha, ‘Present Absentees and Indigenous Resistance,’ in Nur Masalha, ed., Catastrophe Remembered: Palestine, Israel and the Internal Refugees: Essays in Memory of Edward W Said 
Alexander Bligh, ed. The Israeli Palestinians: An Arab Minority in the Jewish State 
Ami Elad-Bouskila, Modern Palestinian Literature and Culture
Rachel Brenner Feldhay, ‘“Hidden Transcripts’ Made Public: Israeli Arab Fiction and its Reception,’ Critical Inquiry 26.1 
Mahmud Ghanayim, The Quest for a Lost Identity: Palestinian Fiction in Israel
David Grossman, Sleeping on a Wire: Conversations with Palestinians in Israel
Sabri Jiryis, The Arabs in Israel
Akram Khateb, ‘Emile Habiby: the Mirror of Irony in Palestinian Literature,’ Journal of Arabic Literature 24.1 
Trevor Le Gassick. ‘The Luckless Palestinian,’ Middle East Journal 34.2 
Nur Masalha, A Land Without a People 
Nur Masalha, ed., Catastrophe Remembered: Palestine ,Israel and the Internal Refugees: Essays in Memory of Edward W. Said
Nadim N. Rouhana ,Palestinian Citizens in an Ethnic Jewish State: Identities in Conflict 
Ilan Pappe, The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel 
Nadim Rouhana and A. Ghanem, ‘The Democratization of a Traditional Minority in an Ethnic Democracy: The Palestinians in Israel ’, in Edy Kaufman, S. Abed and R. Rothstein (eds.), Democracy, Peace and The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Adnan L. Sa'di, The Arabic Novel in Israel: a Critical Study of the Works of Emile Habiby
Jonathon Scott, 'The Miracle of Emile Habiby’s Pessoptomist,’ College Literature 37.1
Sammy Smooha, ‘Advances and Limits of the Israelization of Israel’s Palestinian Citizens,’ in Kamal Abdel-Malek and David Jacobson eds., Israeli and Palestinian Identities in History and Literature
Ben White, Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy 
Elia Zureik, The Palestinians in Israel : A Study in Internal Colonialism
5
David Grossman, The Yellow Wind 
Raja Shehadeh, Palestinian Walks: Notes on a Vanishing Landscape
Eyal Weizman, Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation 
Jonathan Cook, Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair
Rafik Halabi, West Bank Story
Frances Hasso, Resistance, Repression, and Gender Politics in Occupied Palestine and Jordan 
Saree Makdisi, Palestine Inside Out: an Everyday Occupation 
Suha Sabbagh, ed. Palestinian Women of Gaza and the West Bank
Charlotte Salmi, 'Reflections on a National Cartography: the Freedom to Roam and the Right to Imagine in Raja Shehadeh’s Travel Writing,’ Journal of Postcolonial Writing 48.4
Avi Shlaim, Collusion across the Jordan: King Abdullah, the Zionist Movement, and the Partition of Palestine 
Eyal Weizman, Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation
7 (no reading for 6)
Elias Khoury: Gate of the Sun 
Rosemary Sayigh, Palestinians: From Peasants to Revolutionaries
B. Hanrahan, ‘The Key to Memory: An Interview with Elias Khoury’ Open Democracy April 19, 2006 
Elias Khoury, 'In Defence of Metaphor,’ in Kamal Boullata, ed., Belonging and Globalisation: Criticvaql Essays in Contemporary Art and Culture
Elias Khoury, 'Rethinking the Nakba,’ Critical Inquiry 38.2 
Elias Khoury, 'The Unfolding of Modern Fiction and Arab Memory,’ The Journal of the Mid-West Modern Languages Association 23.1 
Mahmoud Darwish, Memory for Forgetfulness, August, Beirut, 1972.
Ari Folman (dir), Waltzing with Bashir (2008)
Leila Khaled, My People Shall Live:the Autobiography of a Revolutionary ed. George Hajjar 
Elias Khoury, 'The Unfolding of Modern Fiction and Arab Memory,’ Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 23.1
Julie Peteet, Gender in Crisis: Women and the Palestinian Resistance Movement 
Edward Said, After the Last Sky : Palestinian Lives
Rosemary Sayigh, Too Many Enemies: Palestinian Experience in Lebanon
8
Hani Abu-Assad (dir), Paradise Now (2005) 
Mahmoud Darwish, Mural
Diego Gambetta, ed., Making Sense of Suicide Missions 
Mahmoud Darwish, Memory for Forgetfulness, August, Beirut , 1982. 
Kamal Abdel-Malek, The Rhetoric of Violence: Arab-Jewish Encounters in Contemporary Palestinian Literature and Cinema
Livia Alexander, 'Is there a Palestinian Cinema?’ in Rebecca Stein and Ted Swedenburg, eds., Palestine, Israel, and the Politics of Popular Culture 
Ramzy Baroud, The Second Palestinian Intifada 
Hamid Dabashi: Dreams of a Nation: On Palestinian Cinema 
Nurith Gertz and George Khleifi, Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma and Memory 
Barbara Harlow, Resistance Literature 
Michael Jensen, The Political Ideology of Hamas
Nur Masalha, ‘Present Absentees and Indigenous Resistance’ in Nur Masalha, Catastrophe Remembered: Palestine, Israel and the Internal Refugees: Essays in Memory of Edward W. Said
Hala Nasser and Najat Rahman, Mahmoud Darwish: Exile’s Poet
Rosemary Sayigh, Palestinians: From Peasants to Revolutionaries 
9
Joe Sacco: Footnotes in Gaza
Jan Baetens, ed. The Graphic Novel
Ramzy Baroud, My Father was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story 
Mordechai Bar-On, The Gates of Gaza :Israel ’s Road to Suez and Back, 1955-57
Biography special issue on 'Autographics’ http://uhpjournals.wordpress.com/2008/07/07/biography-vol-31-no-1-2008-autographics/ – see especially Gardner, Jared. ‘Autography’s Biography’ Biography 31.1
Gerald Butt, Life at the Crossroads: a History of Gaza
Ilana Feldman, Governing Gaza : Bureaucracy, Authority, and the ‘Work of Rule’, 1917-1967
Mary Layoun, 'Telling Stories in Palestine: Comix Understanding and Narratives of Palestine-Israel’  in Rebecca Stein and Ted Swedenburg, eds., Palestine, Israel, and the Politics of Popular Culture 
Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics: the Invisible Art 
Roger Sabin, Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels
Joe Sacco, Palestine 
Jonathon Scott, ‘Angel of Palestine,’ Race and Class 52.3 
Dirk Vanderbeke, 'In the Art of the Beholder: Comics as Political Journalism,’ in Mark Berninger et al eds., Comics as a Nexus of Cultures: Essays on the Interplay of Media, Disciplines and International Perspectives 
Sara van Ness, Watchman as Literature: a Critical Study of the Graphic Novel 
Tristram Walker, 'Graphic Wounds: the Comics JOurnalism of Joe Sacco,’ in John Skinner, ed., Writing the Dark Side of Travel 
Gillian Whitlock, ‘Autographics: the Seeing “I” of the Comics,’ Modern Fiction Studies 52.4
Gina Poletti, ‘Self-Regarding Arts,’ Biography 31.1
10
Suad Amiry: Sharon and My Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries 
Simona Sharoni, Gender and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 
Ellen Fleischmann, The Nation and its “New Women”: the Palestinian Women’s Movement, 1920-1948 
Frances Hasso, Resistance, Repression, and Gender Politics in Occupied Palestine and Jordan 
Jad Islah, ‘From Salons to the Popular Committees: Palestinian Women, 1919-1989,’ in Ilan Pappe (ed.), The Israel/Palestine Question: Rewriting Histories 
Penny Johnson and Eileen Kuttab, ‘Where have all the Women (and Men) gone? Reflections on Gender and the Second Intifada,’ Feminist Review 69 
Deniz Kandiyoti, ed., Kandiyoti, ed., Gendering the Middle East: Emerging Perspectives 
Sheila Katz, Women and Gender in Early Jewish and Palestinian Nationalism 
Tamar Meyer, Women and the Israeli Occupation: the Politics of Change 
Julie Peteet, Gender in Crisis: Women and the Palestinian Resistance Movement 
Cheryl Rubenberg, Palestinian Women: Patriarchy and Resistance in the West Bank 
Suha Sabbagh, ed. Palestinian Women of Gaza and the West Bank 
Rosemary Sayigh, ‘Women’s Nakba Stories’ in Ahmad Sa’di H. and Lila Abu-Lughod, eds., Nakba: Palestine , 1948, and the Claims of Memory
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luthienne · a month ago
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Mahmoud Darwish, from Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 (tr. Ibrahim Muhawi)
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luthienne · 3 months ago
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Something is missing from me. And I can't. I can't.
Mahmoud Darwish, from Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 (tr. Ibrahim Muhawi)
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soracities · a year ago
Top translated works that spark something within you?
How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone, Saša Stanišić (tr. Anthea Bell)
Without an Alphabet, Without a Face / Nostalgia, My Enemy, Saadi Youssef (tr. Khaled Mattawa / tr. Sinan Antoon & Peter Money)
Memory for Forgetfulness, Mahmoud Darwish (tr. Ibrahim Muhawi)
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi (tr. Mattias Ripa)
Barefoot Souls, Maram al-Masri (tr. Theo Dorgan)
The Plague / Exile and the Kingdom, Albert Camus (tr. Justin O’Brien)
The Pages of Day and Night / Selected Poems, Adonis (tr. Samuel Hazo / tr. Khaled Mattawa)
Collected Poems 1943-1976, Vasko Popa (tr. Anne Pennington)
Voices, Antonio Porchia (tr. W.S. Merwin)
Collected Stories, Clarice Lispector (tr. Katarina Dodson)
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (tr. Gregory Rabassa)
A Tree Within / A Tale of Two Gardens, Octavio Paz (tr. Eliot Weinberger)
We Love Glenda So Much and Other Tales, Julio Cortázar (tr. Gregory Rabassa)
The Empty Book, Josefina Vicens (tr. David Lauer)
The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse, Hermann Hesse (tr. Jack Zipes)
Letters to a Young Poet, Rilke (tr. Stephen Mitchell)
Seiobo There Below, Laszlo Krasznahorkai (tr. Ottilie Mulzet)
Not to Read, Alejandro Zambra (tr. Megan MacDowell)
The War Works Hard, Dunya Mikhail (tr. Elizabeth Winslow)
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sidereusimber · a month ago
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- Are you raving or dreaming?
- A little of this, a little of that
Mahmoud Darwish, from Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 (tr. Ibrahim Muhawi)
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etherealxghostly · 27 days ago
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As Long as I'm dreaming, I'm alive. The dead don't dream.
~ Mahmoud Darwish, from Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 (tr. Ibrahim Muhawi)
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luthienne · 2 months ago
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Mahmoud Darwish, from Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 (tr. Ibrahim Muhawi)
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bennely · 27 days ago
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-Are you raving or dreaming?
-A little of this, a little of that.
Mahmoud Darwish, from Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 (tr. Ibrahim Muhawi)
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goodsouldier · a month ago
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𝐀𝐍𝐒𝐖𝐄𝐑 & 𝐓𝐀𝐆 𝐏𝐄𝐎𝐏𝐋𝐄 𝐘𝐎𝐔'𝐃 𝐋𝐈𝐊𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐊𝐍𝐎𝐖 𝐁𝐄𝐓𝐓𝐄𝐑.
Last song: Svag - Victor Leksell
Currently reading: Memory for Forgetfulness by Mahmoud Darwish/Ibrahim Muhawi 
Currently watching: Peaky Blinders 
Last movie: I genuinely do not know 
Currently craving: Summer time day drinking just hits different 
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luthienne · a month ago
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...but they say extreme fear drives the fearful to deep and continual slumber. Sleeping, she sleeps; waking, she sleeps; walking, she sleeps; and eating, she sleeps.
Mahmoud Darwish, from Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 (tr. Ibrahim Muhawi)
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luthienne · 4 months ago
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“And I’m mocked by friends who say, ‘What use is poetry? What use will it be when the war ends?’ But I’m screaming at a moment when screams can go nowhere. And it strikes me that language must force itself into a battle in which voices are not equal. (...) —But what are you writing? ‘I’m stammering out a scream,’ I answer.”
— Mahmoud Darwish, from Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 (tr. Ibrahim Muhawi)
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luthienne · 2 months ago
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Alone, like a verse from a lyric with no beginning and no end. Alone, like the cry of a heart in the wilderness.
Mahmoud Darwish, from Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 (tr. Ibrahim Muhawi)
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