Remembering Mahmud Darwish (1941––2008)

  title={Remembering Mahmud Darwish (1941––2008)},
  author={R. Khalidi},
  journal={Journal of Palestine Studies},
  • R. Khalidi
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Palestine Studies
  • AN AURA OF INFINITE SADNESS seemed to attach to Mahmud Darwish over the nearly four decades I knew him. In spite of his rapier wit, jovial affect, and sociable nature, he always carried himself with a reserve that seemed to bespeak an inner sorrow, as if he perceived wrenching tragedies deeper than the rest of us could fathom. His poetry, especially when he recited it, conveyed the same sense of seeing the entire course of the inexorable fate of his people, even as his words gave voice to the… CONTINUE READING
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