Absent Presence by Mahmoud Darwish

Absent Presence by Mahmoud Darwish

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Watan offers a curated selection of new and used Palestinian books, ranging from works of non-fiction to prose, poetry to novels, and more. This offering is an extension of our Palestinian Women's Library (available for free use at our Orland Park location).


Blurring the boundaries between prose and poetry, this illuminating book explores the meaning of life, the impact of exile, and an existence spent in companionship with the specter of death. Partially autobiographical and marked by a sense of loss, it examines the nature of relationships—parental, carnal, and, the most fragile of all, that with life itself. A hauntingly beautiful work, it is the first English translation of a perfect introduction to a poet of global significance.