Michael Cooperson will give an online lecture on ‘Learning Arabic Backwards: Was it Absolutely Terrifying?’ at Harvard’s CMES, drawing on his experience of translating al-Hariri’s “Maqamat.”
In this talk in the “The Middle East in Cambridge Series”, Michael Cooperson will discuss his translation of al-Hariri’s “Impostures”.
” I’d say that one does learn that medieval adab has a lot in common with Gertrude Stein, Vikram Seth, the OuLiPo, or anyone, really, who does odd things with language; and that may be a fresh and useful insight for many readers.”
utstanding Maghrebi collections have made the twelve-book longlist for the 2021 National Translation Award in Poetry.
Three compelling May releases will be available next week.