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How to See the Columns of the Castle as Palm Trees (Arabic)


ISBN: 978-9953-560-38-0

Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Kayfa ta, 2020
Language: Arabic
Dimensions: 9.6 x 14.8 cm

This publication is the sixth in the Kayfa Ta book series, comprising a single verse of poetry on “Abdall?h -The Killed” (Abdall?h al Qateel), a poet who was killed by the last thing he saw: the columns of the castle as palm trees. The book, is composed from the footnotes around the works of this poet, who only exists on the margins of the arabic literary canon. The text extends to reflect on monumentality, architectural descriptions, disappearance of texts and histories, and the different ways a metaphor could kill it’s poet.

Hussein Nassereddine is a multidisciplinary artist living and working between Beirut (Lebanon), and Paris (France). His work in installation, writing, video and performance originates from a practice around language that builds fragile monuments – some verbal, some sonic, some tactile – rooted in collective histories and resources of poetry, ruins, construction and image-making.

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