n Nov. 20, a number of Library of Arabic Literature (LAL) stalwarts will be found at the Penn Bookstore in Philadelphia, giving a talk about “A Corpus, Not a Canon: Translating Classical Arabic for the Modern Reader”:
The LAL discussion will touch on the project’s “origins, how it selects its titles, and the challenge of making this rich literary tradition accessible to contemporary readers.” More details here.
ArabLit has discussed a number of the translations with LAL translator-editors. If you aren’t in Philadelphia:
Philip Kennedy: These Books Shouldn’t Just Hide on a Shelf‘A Treasury of Virtues’: Ali’s Influence on Contemporary Arabic Literature
Gregor Schoeler: Who’s the Heretic Here?
Geert Jan van Gelder: Translators Need to Love Compromises
Humphrey Davies: Climbing Translation’s Mt. Everest
Michael Cooperson: ‘As Detailed A Picture of Ibn Ḥanbal’s World as We’re Likely to Get’
Sean W. Anthony: The Salty Language of an Early Biography of Muhammad
Other LAL Discussions
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