Treason

Treason

Hédi Kaddour


choked with sensuality, erudition, and wit, Hedi Kaddour's poetry arises from commentary, from events either traditional and emblematic - of latest existence, of human stubbornness, human invention, human cruelty, of ways the earlier invisibly inflects and inflicts the current. With Treason, the award-winning poet and translator Marilyn Hacker provides an English-speaking viewers with the 1st chosen quantity of his paintings. The poetries of a number of languages and literary traditions are vigorous and relentless presences within the paintings of Hedi Kaddour, a Parisian in addition to a Germanist and an Arabist. A walker's, a watcher's, and a listener's poems, his sonnet-shaped vignettes frequently comprise a line or of debate that turns his observations and every poem itself right into a type of miniature theatre piece."

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