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A Song by the Aegean Sea: A Book of Poetry (Paperback)

A Song by the Aegean Sea: A Book of Poetry By Mohamed Metwalli, Gretchen McCullough (Translator) Cover Image


A Song by the Aegean Sea is a song for the unsung heroes of the coast of Izmir, Turkey, or Smyrna, that cosmopolitan city through the different ages. The book celebrates the underbelly of the city; the gypsies selling flowers, the roving musicians, the mussel-sellers, and the protestors. The elements of the city's coastline are also merged with the characters in an impressionistic, yet surreal canvas from a stranger's point of view. The traveler, i.e., the poet, or the singer of the Aegean song yearns to become part of the scene.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781942281269
ISBN-10: 1942281269
Publisher: Laertes
Publication Date: May 17th, 2022
Pages: 56
Language: English