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Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry

Khaled Furani


This book follows Palestinian poets' debates about their craft as they traverse multiple and competing realities of secularism and religion, expulsion and occupation, art, politics, immortality, death, fame, and obscurity. The author takes his reader down ancient roads and across military checkpoints to join the poets' worlds and engage with the rhythms of their lifelong journeys in Islamic and Arabic history, language, and verse. This excursion offers newfound understandings of how today's secular age goes far beyond doctrine, to inhabit our very senses, imbuing all that we see, hear, feel, a ... More

Keywords: Palestinian poetry, secularism, religion, history, art, politics, authority, knowledge, language, freedom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804776462
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Khaled Furani, author