Twenty Girls to Envy Me: Selected Poems of Orit Gidali (CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation) (Paperback)

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By Orit Gidali, Marcela Sulak (Translated by)
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This English-Hebrew book features three dozen poems by the extraordinary Israeli writer Orit Gidali (b. 1974), a unique voice among her contemporaries. Gidali’s work appears to focus on the domestic, but for her, the domestic sphere is the stage on which the drama of the geopolitical is reworked on an individual scale. The domestic is always inhabited by the Other, who in these deeply personal poems appears in various guises: a Palestinian mother, biblical figures, the poet’s own deceased mother, and her husband’s first wife. Gidali creates a space in her world to imaginatively reconfigure the current political impasses of the region through a focus on relationship and openness. Gidali’s poems, beautifully captured in English by Marcela Sulak, present a world beset by danger and uncertainty, yet they nonetheless cry out for community, connection, cooperation, and coexistence.

About the Author


ORIT GIDALITel Aviv, IsraelGidali has published three collections of poetry, as well as a children’s book. She teaches at Tel Aviv University and organizes workshops in collaboration with the author Eshkol Nevo.MARCELA SULAKRamat Gan, IsraelSulak,


Product Details
ISBN: 9781477309575
ISBN-10: 1477309578
Publisher: Ctr for Middle Eastern Studies UT-Austin
Publication Date: July 12th, 2016
Pages: 130
Language: English
Series: CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation