Wherever I Lie Is Your Bed (Paperback)

By Margaret Jull Costa (Editor), Marilyn Hacker (Editor)

Center for the Art of Translation, 9781931883160, 275pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2009

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“On rare occasions, a book can have a visceral impact on a readers, and that's the case with Wherever I Lie Is Your Bed, a beautiful anthology of world literature in translation. Every translation in this volume is a gem, every piece its own little bit of light on a culture and a language.”
— Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO
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Wherever I Lie Is Your Bed, the latest volume in the Two Lines World Writing in Translation series, collects the poetry and fiction of 30 authors, giving pause to the vulnerability of borders and transposed sense of place that contemporary writers the world over feel. A special section on Palestinian poetry selected by Marilyn Hacker pays tribute to the late Mahmoud Darwish with Fady Joudah's award-winning translations. Also included are works from Syria, Cuba, Denmark, and many other countries and languages.