poetry

Fuad Rifka on the Difficulties of Translating German Poetry into Arabic

Qantara this week has an interview with an exceptionally humble-sounding Fuad Rifka, the Syrian/Lebanese poet and German-Arabic translator who recently won the Goethe Medal for his translations.

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Iraqi Art and the Occupation

An Associated Press piece, about the relationship between Iraqi art (mostly visual) and the U.S.-led occupation, has been circulating through world newspapers. (You’ve surely already read it; I’m still traveling and behind.) I was particularly interested in the snippet about… Read More ›