Time: 14:15 - 15:00
Location: Olav H. Hauge
Price: 100/70 NOK
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.
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