Friday Finds: Two Short Works by Hisham Bustani, Tr. Thoraya El-Rayyes

Over at The Georgia Review, editors have published two short bilingual pieces from their Summer 2020 issue by Hisham Bustani, Englished by Thoraya El-Rayyes:

Out of Nothingness; Harakiri; Treatise on Passion and Adulation; & Water Riddle, translated from the Arabic by Thoraya El-Rayyes

El-Rayyes’s translation of Bustani’s short-story collection The Perception of Meaning won the 2014 University of Arkansas Arabic Translation Award and was published, in a bilingual edition, by Syracuse University Press the following year.

Bustani’s “The Disappearance of Bubuz,” in El-Rayyes’s translation, is set to appear in ArabLit Quarterly’s Fall 2020 cat-themed issue.

More works by El-Rayyes and Bustani:

Flash. Fade.”, (The Kenyon Review Online, March/April 2018)

The Maestro” and “Night”, (The Poetry Review,  Winter 2017)

The Perfect Crime,” (Grist, Issue 10, 2016)

 “A Few Moments After Midnight,” (The Common, No. 11, April 2016)

Voices Within,” (The Honest Ulsterman, October 2015)

The City is in My Chest,”  (Apogee, Issue 4, Winter 2014)

Requiem for the Aral Sea,” (Open Letters Monthly, January 2015)

Cunning Clouds of Betrayal,” (Banipal 49, 2014 ; and Arabic Literature (in English) on November 23, 2014)

Mirror, Mirror,”  (The Malahat Review, Issue 188, Autumn 2014)

Apocalypse Now,”  (CutBank 80, 2014)

History Will Not Be Made on This Couch,” (World Literature Today, September 2012)