Arabic-to-Spanish Translators: Poetry-translation Contest Open Through July 31

Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrPinterestPocketLike this:Like Loading…‹ Sunday Submissions: ‘In Other Words,’ an Opportunity for Authors (and Publishers) of Children’s LiteratureCategories: poetry, translation Do pass it on to your favorite Arabic –> Spanish translators. Rohana chose Mona Kareem’s poem “حدود.” “Like many other poets she is also a translator,” Rohana said over email, “and and I chose

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A Portrait of the Cartoonist as a Young Philosopher: An Interview with Grant Snider

But most of creative work is getting something down, being dissatisfied with it, reworking it, reworking it again, throwing it out, starting over, and continuing until some deadline arrives. Eliot, bank clerk. Another technique I use is taken from picture books: I’ll draw a bird or cat in each panel, starting out as a bystander

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Has Society Reached Peak Globalization? On “Grave New World”

More than one million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015 alone, provoking backlash across the EU. World trade increased from $8 billion in 1896 to more than $18 billion in 1913, international investment reached $44 billion, and migration soared. Establishment prescriptions such as apprenticeships and workplace training would unquestionably improve workforce competitiveness but

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Sunday Submissions: ‘In Other Words,’ an Opportunity for Authors (and Publishers) of Children’s Literature

Also from BookTrust: A panel of expert judges will review the submissions and select up to 10 titles for partial translation.   Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrPinterestPocketLike this:Like Loading…‹ Summer Saturday Re-Runs: Iraqi Poets SpeakCategories: submissions BookTrust also provides a marketing bursary of £1,500 to support UK publication of these titles. BookTrust’s “In Other Words” is open for

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From the Sun City of Dreams to the City of Angels: A Conversation with Belarusian Artist and Author Artur Klinau

Can you comment on how the conditions of literary production in Belarus in 2017 differ from Soviet times? As you know, the Soviet empire strove to create an ideal communist society across all its territory. The original artist has nothing to offer. It just crossed my mind that the models and schemes of the picaresque

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Yawn with the Wind

But that awareness rarely provides more than conversational filler, requisite particularizing details, or an imported figurative language for more local erotic experience. ¤ Sam Huber is a graduate student in English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University and a books columnist for Feministing.com. The Siegel film is predictably offensive. We are sure

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LARB Radio Hour: Peter J. Harris’ “Johnson Chronicles”; Plus Dick Gregory’s Autobiography

Also, author Morgan Parker returns to recommend Dick Gregory’s provocatively titled autobiography. Janice and Peter discuss the work’s transition from page to stage, reflect on the mythology surrounding the black male member and the role of that mythology in the ongoing de-humanization of African-Americans, and the challenges still facing artists presenting honest, intimate portraits of

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Can a Machine be Alive?

More practically, law professor Ryan Calo has argued for a new federal agency to address the novel experiences and harms robotics enable. The dangers of this type of language are clearly becoming more pressing in the current AI context as robots play ever more important roles in our lives. Descartes’s accounts of anatomical systems, Riskin

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Shubbak’s Final Events: ‘Experience Arabic Literature, Rather Than Just Hearing Talks About It’

Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrPinterestPocketLike this:Like Loading…‹ Friday Finds: An Interview with Amer Hlehel and Amir Nizar Zuabi about ‘Taha’Categories: events Last week saw the British Library’s first ever contingent at London Pride, so it is particularly fitting that we’re hosting Shubbak’s first queer event featuring Saleem Haddad, Alexandra Chreiteh and Amhal Khouri who will speak about

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Friday Finds: An Interview with Amer Hlehel and Amir Nizar Zuabi about ‘Taha’

Even Darwish’s last 15 years of his life, he didn’t write political poetry – he said he just wanted to get rid from it. Growing up in a world where stability is only ever fleeting, poetry becomes a comforting constant. It was very naive and political, not so deep and personal. “I think the original

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Talking, Not Listening: Paul Theroux Focuses on Family in “Mother Land”

Theroux has said that he doesn’t intend to write a memoir because he doesn’t want to give critics the chance to review his life, a position that is shared by Jay Justus, the protagonist of his novel. And his brother, Alexander, recreated in Mother Land as Floyd, a poet and professor, did trash him and

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Fiery Heaven, Bastard Earth: The Cosmology of “Game of Thrones”

Magic works as more than a deus ex machina or literary CGI effect in their stories because it bodies forth these principles: it is part of the physical and moral laws of a somewhat different world. All along, commentators have sought analogies for the winter that the show’s slogan (and the Starks’ motto) warns is

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New Arab and Arabic Zines, ComicCons, Comix Festivals, and Submission Calls

Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrPinterestPocketLike this:Like Loading…‹ Algerian Writer Samira Negrouche on Her 3 Mother Tongues, Translating Poetry, and Collaborative WritingCategories: comics, graphic novels We would like to create a place in which young Arab people could live their enjoyment beyond censorship. As usual, there is much going in the Arab and Arabophone comix world: In Beirut, a

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