Postcards from the underworld : poems

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London : Seagull Books, 2023.
9781803092508, 1803092505
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99 pages ; 24 cm.
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892.717 ANT
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London : Seagull Books, 2023.
9781803092508, 1803092505


Includes bibliographical references (page 99).
"A chilling poetic reflection on the world we have inherited and the destructions that made it. To confront time, pre-modern Arabic poems often began with the poet standing before the ruins, real and imagined, of a beloved's home. In Postcards from the Underworld, Sinan Antoon works in that tradition, observing the detritus of his home city, Baghdad, where he survived two wars--the Iran-Iraq War of 1980 and the First Gulf War of 1991--and which, after he left, he watched from afar being attacked during the US invasion in 2003. Antoon's poems confront violence and force us not to look away as he traces death's haunting presence in the world. Nature offers consolation, and flowers and butterflies are the poet's interlocutors, but they too cannot escape ruin. Composed in Arabic and translated into English by the poet himself, Postcards from the Underworld is a searing meditation on the destruction of humans, habitats, and homes"-- ‡c Provided by publisher.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Antoon, S. (2023). Postcards from the underworld: poems . Seagull Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Antoon, Sinan, 1967-. 2023. Postcards From the Underworld: Poems. Seagull Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Antoon, Sinan, 1967-. Postcards From the Underworld: Poems Seagull Books, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Antoon, Sinan. Postcards From the Underworld: Poems Seagull Books, 2023.

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