The Metamorphoses of Ishtar (Paperback)

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The imaginary world of Lebanese Canadian exiled poet Nadine Ltaif is rooted in the context of middle-eastern geography and mythology. Any attempt at understanding her poetic experience must be anchored in Mediterranean symbolism. The analysis of these Mediterranean symbols reveals a metaphysical process or a quest which begins with the exploration of the anguish of uprootedness and exile, reaches an emotional catharsis that desperately searches for a emotional refuge and finally leads to the emergence of a feeling of liberation and plenitude. (Antoine Sassine, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada)

About the Author


Nadine Ltaif is a poet and translator, living in Montreal. Her first book, Les Métamorphoses d'Ishtar, was published by Guernica in 1987. Three books of her poetry, Le livre des dunes, Le rire de l'eau and Ce que vous ne lirez pas have been published by Le Noroît. Entre les fleuves was translated by Christine Tipper and published by Guernica as Changing Shores


Product Details
ISBN: 9781550713442
ISBN-10: 1550713442
Publisher: Guernica Editions
Publication Date: June 1st, 2011
Pages: 60
Language: English
Series: Essential Poets (Guernica)