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Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond

 
 
 
 
Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780393332384
ISBN 10: 393332381
Edition: 1
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2008-04-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 784
List Price: $27.95
 
 

A landmark anthology, providing the most ambitious, far-reaching collection of contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern poetry available.

The Barnes & Noble Review

In his New York Times book review of Brian Turner s debut Here, Bullet, critic and poet Joel Brower wrote: "The day of the first moonwalk, my father's college literature professor told his class, 'Someday they'll send a poet, and we'll find out what it's really like.' " Turner, a poet-soldier, had served in Iraq and then sent poems back from the war, and Brower found occasion to make -- or rather to repeat -- an impassioned conception of poetry as the real font of human understanding, as language that bypasses the faux-objective worlds of the press release or journalese and roots in the world of observation, perception, of longing and belonging.