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Mina Magda

Date: 15.02.2019

Time: 14:15 - 15:00

Location: Olav H. Hauge

Price: 100/70 NOK

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Translating sorrow

Cambridge University professor James E Montgomery taught the work of 8th-century female Arab poet Al-Khansa for three decades without actually liking it. He thought the poems were cliche-ridden and repetitive.

That changed when his son suffered a serious accident. In Loss Sings, Montgomery writes about his sorrow and the insights this provided which led him to translate 15 of Al-Khansa’s poems. He meets literature professor Daniel Medin for a conversation on translation and how life-changing events can yield new literary insights.

The conversation will be in English.

100/70,- (stud.)

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