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Wanting in Arabic

Salah, Trish

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ISBN 10: 1894770005 / ISBN 13: 9781894770002
Published by Tsar Publications, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2002
Used Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Trade paperback. 91pp., First edition. A fierce and tremulous collection of poems about sexual desire, gender, belonging and ultimately metamorphosis. No previous ownership marks. A very clean, square, fresh and unread copy, as new. Extremely scare. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 011408

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Title: Wanting in Arabic

Publisher: Tsar Publications, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Poetry. Braiding theoretic concerns with the ambivalences of sexed and raced identity.WANTING IN ARABIC attempts to traverse the fantasies of foundational loss and aggressive nostalgia in order to further a poetics of a conscious partiality of being, of generous struggle and comic rather than tragic misrecognition. "Trish Salah's poetic sequence is not simply a narrative of gender change; it's a wandering, thoughtful text, one both fierce and tremulous"--Erin Moure. "This is a beautiful and disturbing collection of poems, writing from the uncharted langscape of the third sex"--Mary Di Michele.

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Wanting in Arabic is a refusal of convenient silences, convenient stories. Concerned with not covering the tracks of her own metamorphosis, the author dwells in the contradictions of a transsexual poetics, in this attendand disfigurations of lyric, ghazal, l'ecriture feininine, and, in particular, her own sexed voice. Without a memory of her father's language, the questions her poems ask are those for a home known through photographs, for a language lost with childhood.

Braiding theoretical concerns with the ambivalences of sexed and raced identity, with profound romanticism, Wanting in Arabic attempts to travers the fantasies of foundational loss and aggressive nostalgia in order to further a poetics of a consious partiality of being, of generous struggle and comic rather than tragic misrecongition.

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