George Jonas

The Happy Hungry Man book cover The Happy Hungry Man
House of Anansi, 1970
2 editions

Poetry.

There is an eighth-century Arab saying, "The hungry man believes in food." Responding to that, George Jonas interrogates a contemporary life; what is real when a man has food and hence no belief in food? When he has shelter and hence cannot pursue it?

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