Anthology of Modern Palestinian Literature

Edited by Salma Khadra Jayyusi

Columbia University Press

Anthology of Modern Palestinian Literature

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Pub Date: February 1995

ISBN: 9780231075091

740 Pages

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Pub Date: February 1995

ISBN: 9780231516747

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Anthology of Modern Palestinian Literature

Edited by Salma Khadra Jayyusi

Columbia University Press

Jayyusi presents in English translation a Palestinian world view characterized by intensity, paradox, aspiration, and eloquence. Anthology of Modern Palestinian Literature will certainly become indispensable to anyone with a serious interest in contemporary Arab culture.
This massive, well-edited, translated, and researched volume is a living monument to the culture of a nation, now represented in English for the first time with remarkable results in coverage, accuracy, and authenticity.Far from a folkloric or exotic record, this anthology admits the Palestinian contribution to world culture at an eminent pace. Edward Said
Acknowledgments
List of Donors
Chronology of Modern Palestinian History
Introduction: Palestinian Literature in Modern Times
Poetry

Yusuf 'Abal al-'Aziz
The Traveler
The House
A Place
Mist
A Song
The Shaqueef Moon

Khalid Abu Khalid
Prayer to the Tremor of the Final Evening

Yusuf Abu Lauz
Trees on Maryam's Sleeves
Maryam in the Grass
Tress of Words
Your Talk or the Vodka

Abu Salma
My Country on Partition Day
We Shall Return
I Love You More

Zubair Abu Shayib
Fever of Questions
Probabilities
Handsome and Tall
Martyr
PsalmTaba Muhammad 'Ali
Thrombosis
ExodusLaila 'Allush
The Path of Affection
A New CreationNaji 'Allush
On the Shore'Abol al-Latif 'Aql
"From Jersalem to the Gulf"
On the Presence of AbsenceMuhammad al-As'ad
Personal Account
A Song
Prophets
Singers
The Earth also Dies
When the Inhabitants of the Planets Converse
WhoMureed Barghouthy
The Tribes
The Guards
Desire
An Official
Liberation
Certainty
Exception
I Run toward You... I Run with You
A VisionMu'een Bseiso
Aladdin's Lamp for Sahba'
Diary of Old Man Defector
The Vinegar Cup
Sailor Returning from Occupied Shores
Footsteps
I Was Already Dead!Hasan al-Buhairi
Orange Blossoms
The Malady and The CureAhmad Dahbour
New Suggestions
The Terms of Ambition
I Do Not Renounce Madness
Our CountryWaleed Khazindar
Belonging
Houses
At Least
Brambles
You Will Arrive: Bewildered
That Day
Absence
The StormRasim al-Madhoun
One Thousand and One...Nights
Family Poems
Giyath
Mihyar
Um Giyath
Peace Be Upon...Abol al-Raheem Mahmoud
The Martyr
Call of the Motherland
The Aqsa MosqueHaydar Mahmoud
The Last Witness
Two-in-One
The Palestinian Ayyub'Izziddin al-Manasra
At Night
Dawn Visitors
The InheritanceKhairi Mansour
A Nonpersonal Account
Echo
Two Old Ages
The Road
Poetry
A ForestZakariyya Muhammad
Apology
My Things
Everything
A Tavern
Emigration
The Cafe Mistress
A WomanKhalid 'Ali Mustafa
Circling
Meeting of Two Wounds
The Hands Again
The Sparrow Told MeMabmoud Darwish
Poem of the Land
Homing Pigeons
Guests on the Sea
Intensive-Care Unit
Psalm 9
We Went to AdenMuhammad al-Dhahir
Three Short Letters
Joy
The Little GirlWaleed al-Halees
Days in the Life of a Palestinian BoySulafa Hijjawi
Elegy on an Estranged Husband
His Picture
Death SentenceAhmad Husain
A Souvenir Vendor in NazarethRashid Husain
Damascus Diary
Against
FirstJabra Ibrahim Jabra
Zero Hour
For Socrates
Love PoemSalma Khadra Jayyusi
Khartoum
The Woman
Songs for an Arab City
On June 5, 1968
The Three of Us AloneSalem Jubran
Refugee
Singer of Wind and Rain'Abol al-Kareem al-Karmi
(see Abu Salma)Ali al-Khalili
Dialectics of the Homeland
What is Your Purpose, Murderous Beauty?
Departure
This CountryTaha 'Abol al-Ghani Mustafa
Reverse JourneyKamal Nasir
Letter to FadwaIbrahim Nasrallah
Flight
Passageway
A Woman
The Hand
Thread
SongJamal Qa'war
At the Doorstep of SeptemberKamal Qaddura
All This Is Strange, Like Everything
Language
Fragrance
Part of a Wall
Dead Memory
Cold
Race
OverflowMuhammad al-Qaisi
Vision
Love poem I
Love poem IV
Love poem XII
One-Day VacationSamih al-Qasim
The Clock
Bats
Ashes
Love Poems
You Pretend to Die
I Do Not Blame You
Drunk'Abdallah Radwan
The Fall
Deformed
To the Children
You Are EverythingHarun Hashim Rasheed
Poem to Jerusalem
Raise Your ArmsTaher Riyad
From "Signs"Laila al-Sa'ih
Intimations of Anxiety
The Ever-Deferred MomentWaleed Sayf
Death's at Night's EndMai Sayigh
Elegy for Imm 'Ali
Departure
Beirut under SiegeTawfiq Sayigh
Poem 28
To Enter a Country
The Poem K'Umar Sahbana
Evening Balcony
The Book of Songs and Stones
KhuludMazin Shadeed
The Caravan's Departure
Love SongAnton Shammas
Then How Will the Poem Come?
An Evening of Poetry Reading
Seven PoemsSa'adeh Sudah
A Ring
Your Hands
Prophecy
A Poem to Tayseer SaboulKhalil Touma
Between the Wound and Its BleedingFadwa Tuqan
The Sybil's Prophecy
Enough for Me
The Deluge and the Tree
Song of BecomingIbrahim Tuqan
Commando
Dead Hearts
Brokers
Lest We Lose
In Beirut'Abol al-Raheem 'Umar
Songs of the Seventh Exodus
Plea
The SiegeGhassan Zaqtan
Another Death
An IncidentPROSE
SHORT STORIESIbrahim al-'Absi
What Happened After MidnightGhareeb 'Asqalani
HungerLiyana Badr
A Land of Rock and ThymeRiyad Baydas
Hunger and the MountainZaki Darwish
HorsesNajwa Qa'war Farah
The Worst of Two Choices; or The Forsaken Olive TreeTawfiq Fayyad
The IdiotEmile Habiby
The Odds-and-Ends WomanAkram Haniyyeb
After the Siege, a Little Before the SunMabmoud Sayf al-Din
GarbageGhassan Kanafani
The Little One Goes to the CampMuhammad Naffa'
The UprootedWaleed Rabah
Solo Tunes on a Zinc WallYahya Rabah
Death of a Bird HunterFadl al-Rimawi
The Sous VendorMabmoud al-Rimawi
A Longing for the Good LandKbalil al-Sawahiri
The SpectatorsMabmoud Shaheen
The Sacred RiverSulaiman al-Shaikh
KadimaYusuf Shruru
One Eye by DayMahmoud Shuqair
The VillagersYahya Takhlif
That Rose of a WomanSELECTIONS FROM NOVELSSahar Khalifeh
Memoirs of an Unrealistic WomanFaruq Wadi
A Road to the SeaEXTRACTS FROM PERSONAL ACCOUNTSRashad Abu Shawar
O BeirutMuhammad al-As'ad
Children of DewMu'een Bseiso
Palestinian NotebooksMabmoud Darwish
A Memory for ForgetfulnessSubhi Ghosheh
Our Sun Will Never Set
How Did They Inform You?
A MirrorTawfiz Zayyad
Here We Shall Stay
A Million Suns in my Blood
What Next?
Pagan Fires
All I havePALESTINIAN POETS WRITING IN ENGLISHHanan Mikha'il 'Ashrawi
Metamorphosis
Women and Things
Night Patrol
Death by Buria
From the Diary of an Almost-Four-Year-OldSharif Elmusa
A Little Piece of Sky
In Balance
Camel Fragments
When Slippers Mingle
The BeggarLena Jayyusi
Poem of Opposites
At the Limit
Breadmother
Death of Enver
Wintering AloneAminah Kazak
Deportation
My Last Day with AishaNaomi Shihab Nye
My Father and the Fig Tree
Shrines
Blood
Arabic Coffee
The Words under the Words
My Uncle Mohammad at Mecca, 1981Fawaz Turki
The Seed Keepers
Beirut
Dusk in Galilee
Osama Jibril of Jerusalem
In Search of Yacove EvedYusuf Haykal
Days of My YouthJabra Ibrahim Jabra
The First WellKhalil al-Sakakini
Such Am I, O WorldMai Sayigh
The SiegeHisham Sharabi
Embers and AshesSalah Ta'mari
Journey into Hades: Diary of a Palestinian in an Israeli PrisonFadwa Tuqan
A Mountainous JourneyEdward W. Said
After the Last Sky: Palestinian LivesFirst Translators
Second Translators
Transliterated List of Arab Authors
Glossary
Selected Bibliography

About the Author

Salma Khadra Jayyusi, one of the Arab world's most distinguished literary personalities, is widely known for her poetry, literary criticism, and scholarship. She is author of the two-volume critical history Trends and Movements in Modern Arabic Poetry and editor of Literature of Modern Arabia, as well as Modern Arabic Poetry: An Anthology and Modern Arabic Fiction: An Anthology for Columbia University Press.