Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Life in Contemporary Palestine [Minkštas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Paperback / softback, 256 pages, aukštis x plotis x storis: 218x142x18 mm, weight: 340 g
  • Išleidimo metai: 10-Sep-2019
  • Leidėjas: Counterpoint LLC
  • ISBN-10: 1640092552
  • ISBN-13: 9781640092556
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
  • Formatas: Paperback / softback, 256 pages, aukštis x plotis x storis: 218x142x18 mm, weight: 340 g
  • Išleidimo metai: 10-Sep-2019
  • Leidėjas: Counterpoint LLC
  • ISBN-10: 1640092552
  • ISBN-13: 9781640092556
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
"With humility, respect, and great sensitivity, he seeks out writers, people skilled at telling stories, and asks them to narrate their own situations. The result is a document that captures not only the manifold sorrows and injustices of Palestinian life but something of its beauty, its joys, and its yearning." —Ben Ehrenreich, author of The Way to the Spring

Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999, and as with most outsiders, the narrative he knew was one defined by unending struggle, a near-Sisyphean curse of stories of oppression, exile, and occupation.

In Pay No Heed to the Rockets, he reveals a more complex story—the Palestinian experience as seen through the lens of authors, books, and literature. Using the form of a political-literary travelogue, he explores what literature means to modern Palestinians and how Palestinians make sense of the conflict between a rich imaginative life and the daily tedium and violence of survival. Taking the long route through the West Bank, into Jerusalem, across Israel, and finally into Gaza, he meets with poets, authors, librarians, and booksellers to learn about Palestine through their eyes, and through the story of their stories.

Di Cintio travels through the rich cultural and literary heritage of Palestine. It's there that he uncovers a humanity, and a beauty, often unnoticed by news media. At the seventieth anniversary of the Arab-Israeli War, Pay No Heed to the Rockets tells a fresh story about Palestine, one that begins with art rather than war.