Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008)

Here the novelist and art critic John Berger reads a passageaddressed to death by the great Palestinian poetMahmoud Darwish, who died on August 8 at the age of 67. Not Donne's "Death, be not proud" but "Death, wait..."[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fromy11082A[/youtube]

Matthew Boudway is senior editor of Commonweal.

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