“Better Than Any Explanation”: a review of Zeina Hashem Beck’s Louder than Hearts

Louder than Hearts by Zeina Hashem Beck Bauhan Publishing, LLC, 2017   In Il Postino, the 1994 film depicting Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s exile in Italy and his subsequent friendship with a local postman, Mario Ruoppolo, there is a scene where Mario asks the famous poet about the meaning of the word “metaphor.” In this …

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