PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy: The open hand. Reprinted by Pedro Carmona-Alvarez and Gunhild Øyehaug. Samlaget, 2015
"I hope we know when to leave," says "we" in the poem "The Guest Room." They are in a war-torn city in Afghanistan, and meet children who give everything they have to give: their bedroom, and tea and bread. To these children, Polly Jean Harvey provides dissemination of war: The Hollow of the Hand is an important time document from Afghanistan, Kosovo and Washington DC. It is not mere observations.
Polly Jean Harvey. Polly Jean Harvey was born in 1969 in Bridport, England. Parents drive sheep during the day, play records at night: Captain Beefheart, Jimi Hendrix and John Lee Hooker are the soundtracks to Harvey's childhood. As a teenager, she found Television, The. . .
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