Monthly Archives: June 2016

At the Librairie Orientale Hrant Samuelian, Paris

Originally posted on Passages Home Blog:
On my last day in Paris, a gentle drizzle in the air, we make our way to Librairie Orientale Hrant Samuelian, to meet up with two other friends.  “Let’s meet at Samuelian,” we’ve told…

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Darwish: If You Were Not the Rain, My Love

Originally posted on Passages Home Blog:
? If you were not the rain, my love, then be the tree Saturated and bountiful, be the tree. And if you were not the tree, my love, then be the stone Saturated and…

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It’s Bloomsday: Reading Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ in Arabic

Originally posted on Arabic Literature (in English):
Among non-European languages, Omar Qaqish writes in a 2014 paper, Arabic has been one into which the writings of James Joyce have been reproduced prolifically: There are a number of published translations of…

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The Eyes of Yerevan

This essay of mine appeared in Agni Review, #49, 1999. Given all that has happened in Armenia in the last 15 years or so, not to mention the urban and human transformation of Yerevan during this period, the essay is … Continue reading

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Theeb, the Other of Lawrence’s Arabia

~~Today I saw Theeb, Naji Abu Nowar’s directorial debut and Jordan’s entry to this year’s Academy nominations in the Best Foreign Film category. A first, for sure. Theeb is a marvelous film in conception, cinematography, and narrative force.  Abu Nowar … Continue reading

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