The Rebel's Silhouette : Selected Poems (Paperback)

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Born in India and considered the leading poet on the South Asian subcontinent, Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) was a two-time Nobel nominee and winner of the 1962 Lenin Peace Prize. His evening readings in Hindi/Urdu-speaking regions drew thousands of listeners. Associated with the Communist party in his youth, Faiz became an outspoken poet in opposition to the Pakistani government. He was also a professor of English literature, a distinguished editor and a major figure in the Afro-Asian writer's movement. This volume offers a selection of Faiz's poetry in a bilingual Urdu/English edition with a new introduction by poet and translator Agha Shahid Ali.

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Publisher University of Massachusetts Press
Mfg Part# 9780870239755
SKU 30206509
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0870239759
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.5T
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Agha Shahid Ali
Agha Shahid Ali, a universally beloved poet and teacher, died of a brain tumor at the age of 52. Born and raised in New Delhi, he received his Ph.D. in English from Penn State in 1984 (his dissertation was on T.S. Eliot) and an MFA from the University of Arizona a year later. He enjoyed writing in complex Western verse forms, such as canzones and sestinas, but his specialty as a poet was the ghazal, an ancient Persian form that uses brief, couplet-like stanzas and a recurring rhyme. His two books of ghazals, RAVISHING DISUNITIES (an anthology) and the posthumous CALL ME ISHMAEL TONIGHT, have been acclaimed by critics and by other poets and have done much to popularize the ghazal in America. Ali was the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Foundation grant and a Pushcart Prize. When he died, he had just left a professorship at the University of Massachusetts to teach at the University of Utah. His most recent book was ROOMS ARE NEVER FINISHED.
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"This edition brings the work of Faiz back into print. Born in India and considered the leading poet on the South Asian subcontinent, Faiz (1911-1984) was a two-time Nobel nominee and winner of the 1962 Lenin Peace Prize....Ali...has re-created Faiz' language in short startling poems that reverberate in English."
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Editors Note Born in India and considered the leading poet on the South Asian subcontinent, Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) was a two-time Nobel nominee and winner of the 1962 Lenin Peace Prize. His evening readings in Hindi/Urdu-speaking regions drew thousands of listeners. Associated with the Communist party in his youth, Faiz became an outspoken poet in opposition to the Pakistani government. He was also a professor of English literature, a distinguished editor and a major figure in the Afro-Asian writer's movement. This volume offers a selection of Faiz's poetry in a bilingual Urdu/English edition with a new introduction by poet and translator Agha Shahid Ali.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher University of Massachusetts Press

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