Tomas Transtromer In Arabic

El-Ahram reports that the complete works of Tomas Transtromer are now available in Arabic from the Syrian-based Dar Bidayat. The translation was made by Qassim Hamadi, and the book’s intro penned by Adonis. Transtromer attended the collection’s launch in Beirut. Fabulous Transtromer poems include The Cuckoo, Grief Gondola, and National Insecurity. I hope he read the last one at the launch, it would have coincided nicely with Condi Rice’s Middle East visit.

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