Ḥamlah, Operación, Opération, Operation, Xing Dong, operat︠s︡ii︠a
Alternate title: Operations.
Toronto: Book Thug, 2016.
9th floor PS8637 .U74 H34 2016
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
[A] book-length poetic inventory of contemporary rhetoric of violence and aggression, as depicted through the evolution of the language used to name the many military operations conducted by UN Member Nations since the organization’s inception in 1945.
By pulling military language away from euphemism—effectively, making it account for its doublespeaking ways— ةيلمع Operación Opération Operation 行动 Oперация documents the chasm that exists between these two sets of values, and gives voice to the many lives lost in conflicts around the world, in a volume that will speak equally to lovers of contemporary poetry, language, and linguistics, as to readers interested in politics, international relations, and public discourse.