WAR SONGS: The Poetry of Antara Ibn Shadad SAT 17 DEC 6-7PM LocationCreeksid ————– 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...

WAR SONGS: The Poetry of Antara Ibn Shadad

SAT 17 DEC
6-7PM
LocationCreeksid
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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.

Moderated by

James Montgomery Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic, University of Cambridge

Panel Members

The Editors of The Library of Arabic Literature

Hosted by

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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