Later today, ArabLit hosts author Hisham Bustani, translator maia tabet, publisher Michael B. Tager, and scholar Pete Moore talk translation, its politics, and more.Continue Reading

I recently finished reading Elias Khoury’s Little Mountain (1977), as translated by the able and lovely Maia Tabet.* The translation, published in 1989, is full of footnotes. (It wasn’t until 1996 that the New York Times declared the footnote dead. But apparently parenthetical references are still okay.) Tabet’s footnotes sketchContinue Reading