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.


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 ›