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The Country without a Post Office

Poems

Agha Shahid Ali (Author)

 

"Translucent elegies 'for the city that is leaving forever' (Srinagar) from one of its sons, who also happens to be one of America's finest younger poets."—John Ashbery

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • April 1998
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31761-9
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 96 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Agha Shahid Ali's Kashmir, in his poems, is our own lost but inalienable homeland. . . . But the grace and wit, the perceptions and illuminations they serve, their accent, are his own.” — W. S. Merwin

“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

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