Taking Mesopotamia

Taking Mesopotamia - Oxford Poets

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Taking Mesopotamia was originally inspired by Jenny Lewis's search for her lost father - the young South Wales Borderer who fought in the ill-fated Mesopotamian campaign of World War I. Through reconstructed diary extracts, witness statements, formal poems and free verse, the book extends into a wider exploration of the recent Iraq wars. It also includes translations of a number of the poems into Arabic, and photographs taken by Lewis's father on campaign in 1916. Woven throughout the book is a strand inspired by The Epic of Gilgamesh, whose themes of hubris, abuse of power and fear of death show us how little the world has changed in four thousand years.

Book information

ISBN: 9781906188115
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Imprint: Oxford<i>Poets</i>
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 94 , 4 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 134g
Height: 215mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 9mm