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The Country Without a Post Office : Poems - Agha Shahid Ali

The Country Without a Post Office


Paperback Published: 17th April 1998
ISBN: 9780393317619
Number Of Pages: 96

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This collection of poems by Kashmiri-American Agha Shahid Ali finds that contemporary history has forced him to return to his homeland, not with the ease of a tourist, but as a witness to the savagery visited upon Kashmir since the 1990 uprisings. These poems evoke the tragedy of his birthplace.

"Combining humane elegance and moral passion, Ali speaks for Kashmir in a large, generous, compassionate, powerful and urgent voice... Few poets in this country have such a voice or such a topic." -- Hayden Carruth "Extraordinary formal precision and virtuosity... This is poetry whose appeal is universal, its voice unerringly eloquent. A marvelous achievement." -- Edward Said

ISBN: 9780393317619
ISBN-10: 0393317617
Series: Agha Shahid Ali
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 17th April 1998
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1