Monthly Archives: May 2011

Revisiting Truffaut’s grave…

Yes, dear one.  Like you said, “Merçi, pour tout, mon ami.”

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Paris–“the brutishness of time only a mention,” from terrace of Insitut du Monde Arabe

                      Boulevard du Montparnasse by Mary Jo Salter Once, in a doorway in Paris, I saw the most beautiful couple in the world. They were each the single most beautiful thing in … Continue reading

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From my files: The Lanterns of Seville by Abdel Salam Al-Ujaili

Note: The Lanterns of Seville is one of the masterpieces of modern Arabic literature. This translation, with Tania Tamari Nasir, appeared in the June 2005 issue of the on-line magazine of international writing, Words Without Borders. To my knowledge, it … Continue reading

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