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“A full time scholar has had the chance to develop a taste for” medieval biography with its medieval point of view, “but most readers would find it grotesque. … I doubt it would interest any but specialists.”
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“We try to make you a man and work hard to secure your future, but you want to be a beggar.”

I replied: “A poet, not a beggar.”

She laughed at my naiveté: “And what is the real job of the Arab poets? Nothing but selling their praise poems, full of lies, to this sheikh or that governor, to this vizier or that king.”

I said: “I promise you I will not be like these people.”
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Interesting on what's different between English & Arabic editions of THE LADY FROM TEL AVIV:
Raba'i Madhoun is a Palestinian novelist and journalist whose PEN-supported The Lady from Tel Aviv was recently translated by Elliott Colla and published in English. Madhoun answered a few question...
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Palestinian-Lebanese playwright Kassem Istanbouli -- founder of Istanbouli Theatre -- recently wrapped up a multi-city European tour at Holland's Dancing on the Edge Intercultural Festival, discuss...
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This genre, which Abu-Lughod calls “literary trafficking,” is surprisingly and persistently best-selling, circulating copies in the millions.

This genre doesn’t concern us here except that it in many ways overshadows, and shapes the reception of, Arabic literature (in translation).
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Young Iraqi poet Saif Alsaegh was born and raised in the Risafa neighborhood of Baghdad. He was born during the first Gulf War, in 1991, and studied one year at the University of Baghdad -- majorin...
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You've seen the VIDA counts so this won't surprise you:
You've seen the VIDA count, which tracks how many books, of those reviewed in mainstream publications, were by women. Recently, over at The Nation, Roxanne Gay gave a shot at tracking how many nonw...
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