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Silencing the SeaSecular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry$
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Khaled Furani

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804776462

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.001.0001

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Memory for Beginnings

Memory for Beginnings

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(p.53) 4 Memory for Beginnings
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Silencing the Sea
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.003.0005

Palestinian poets continue to witness the weakness of power and the power of the weak, six decades into Israel's occupation of their homeland. Yet they and their fellow modernizing Arab poets needed to abandon the measuring of sounds, the rhythmical discipline. As a result, they began to tread in a distinctly modern path that was different from the one trodden by poets from the pre-Islamic era until the middle of the twentieth century. This chapter focuses on Palestinian poets who linger with the traditional forms, long lulled into irrelevance by years of searching for a secular modernity. It examines Palestinian poetry in order to critically assess the contingencies and ambiguities permeating the certitudes of secularism sought by poets of free verse and prose. It argues that the presence of modern secular power exceeds views such as those about separating religion from politics. This secular has to do with how poets think of and actually allocate their rhythms, how they imagine and represent the real, and how they attempt to connect with a public.

Keywords:   Palestinian poetry, Palestine, Israel, poets, secularism, religion, politics, rhythms

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