Monthly Archives: August 2013

Syria, Syria, nothing but Syria…

~~As the talk of attacking Syria intensifies, I am re-posting Darwish’s poem, “I Rememberal-Sayyab” which Darwish wrote on the eve of the Second Gulf War.  This translation appeared in the June 24 issue of the London Review of Books.~~ ~ … Continue reading

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In Memorium, Mahmoud Darwish: 1941-2008

~~Today–a rainy day in Boston– is the fifth anniversary of Mahmoud Darwish’s death.On this occasion, I am re-posting an excerpt from his Under Siege, which I co-translated.  This will be followed by a translation from Darwish by Fady Joudah, which … Continue reading

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In Praise of Harvard Bookstore

~~I posted this originally in February, propelled by a sense of resistance to buying books on-line.  I am happy to report that I have kept my vow, and not bought a single book that way, though I have slipped and … Continue reading

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