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"An incomparable work, an unmatched achievement."—Anthony Hecht

In this stunningly inventive collection—a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award in poetry—Ali excavates the devastation wrought upon his childhood home, Kashmir, and reveals a more personal devastation: his mother's death and the journey with her body back to Kashmir.

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    The Country without a Post Office: Poems

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    A Nostalgist's Map of America: Poems

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    Paperback, 1993

    With his prologue poem "Eurydice," Agha Shahid Ali's Nostalgist introduces the motifs of journey and exile, myth and politics, history and loss, that animate this collection.