"The ugliness of reality has surpassed the imagination of our ancient poets, and where modes of torture and killing machines have overshadowed the most creative minds of filmmakers, it is futile to invoke the ancient muses."
Can a poem save the world? Can a novel change the course of humanity? Can a hybrid work leap a building in a single bound?
The water that tells of life
also tells of the place.
According to multiple reports, Nasser died Wednesday. He was 64.
This week, the literary journal "Akhbar al-Adab" dedicated an issue to Nasser and his work, which features essays by Ghassan Zaqtan, Tarek al-Tayeb, Qassim Haddad, Hoda Barakat, and others.
"This is a great workshop to attend if you speak Arabic or have an interest in Arabic Literature. Our collaborative translation process is a great way to gain a closer understanding of a language and its literary tradition."