Hédi Kaddour

Language: English

Pages: 192

ISBN: 0300177755

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Full of sensuality, erudition, and wit, Hedi Kaddour's poetry arises from observation, from situations both ordinary and emblematic - of contemporary life, of human stubbornness, human invention, human cruelty, of the way the past invisibly inflects and inflicts the present. With Treason, the award-winning poet and translator Marilyn Hacker presents an English-speaking audience with the first selected volume of his work. The poetries of several languages and literary traditions are lively and constant presences in the work of Hedi Kaddour, a Parisian as well as a Germanist and an Arabist. A walker's, a watcher's, and a listener's poems, his sonnet-shaped vignettes often include a line or two of dialogue that turns his observations and each poem itself into a kind of miniature theatre piece."




















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