WAR SONGS: The Poetry of Antara Ibn Shadad
SAT 17 DEC
Antara ibn Shaddad was the ultimate pre-Islamic hero: a warrior feared by all, lover of Ablah whom he could never win, and a poet with a unique heroic voice. In an evening of recital and conversation, Professor James Montgomery leads a discussion with the Editorial Board of the Library of Arabic Literature about the challenges of translating Antarah into English for a twenty-first century audience. Selections from the poetry of Antarah will be read in Arabic and English translation.
James Montgomery Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic, University of Cambridge
The Editors of The Library of Arabic Literature
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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