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Adonis: Translation, a Second Act of Creation
November 9, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM GMT
Poet, philosopher and theoretician of Arab poetics Adonis gives this year’s Saif Ghobash Banipal Translation Prize Lecture. He considers the relationship of translation to human identity, how translation creates a universal cultural time of discovery, and how new life can be breathed into the linguistic destruction that is the translated poem.