Twenty Girls to Envy Me : Selected Poems of Orit Gidali

Twenty Girls to Envy Me : Selected Poems of Orit Gidali

Description

This English-Hebrew book features three dozen poems by the extraordinary Israeli writer Orit Gidali (b. 1974), a unique voice among her contemporaries. Gidali's work appears to focus on the domestic, but for her, the domestic sphere is the stage on which the drama of the geopolitical is reworked on an individual scale. The domestic is always inhabited by the Other, who in these deeply personal poems appears in various guises: a Palestinian mother, biblical figures, the poet's own deceased mother, and her husband's first wife. Gidali creates a space in her world to imaginatively reconfigure the current political impasses of the region through a focus on relationship and openness.

Gidali's poems, beautifully captured in English by Marcela Sulak, present a world beset by danger and uncertainty, yet they nonetheless cry out for community, connection, cooperation, and coexistence.


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Details

Author(s)
Orit Gidali, Marcela Sulak
Format
Paperback | 130 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 8mm | 198g
Publication date
12 Jul 2016
Publisher
University of Texas Press
Publication City/Country
Austin, TX, United States
Language
English, Hebrew
Edition
Bilingual edition
Edition Statement
Bilingual
ISBN10
1477309578
ISBN13
9781477309575
Bestsellers rank
1,754,028