Humphrey Davies, Noted Translator Of Arabic Literature, Dies At 74

Humphrey Davies, an award-winning English translator of some of the most important and known works of contemporary Arabic literature, including novels by Egyptian Nobelist Naguib Mahfouz and distinguished Lebanese writer Elias Khoury, died Nov. 12 in a London hospital. He was 74 years old. According to his daughter, Clare Davies, the cause was complications from… Continue reading Humphrey Davies, Noted Translator Of Arabic Literature, Dies At 74

Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet Showcasing Earliest Form Of Literature Returned To Iraq

On Tuesday, a little clay tablet going back 3,500 years and containing a section of the Epic of Gilgamesh that was taken from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago and recently found from the US was formally returned to Iraq. The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, a $1.7 million cuneiform tablet, is one of the world’s earliest… Continue reading Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet Showcasing Earliest Form Of Literature Returned To Iraq

Nobel Winner Pablo Neruda Was Almost Denied Prize Because Of Odes To Stalin

Newly opened archives in Stockholm reveal that, while Pablo Neruda may have won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1971, the judging panel was concerned about the Chilean poet’s “communist tendencies.” The names of the writers who are nominated for the Nobel Prize, as well as the deliberations of the secretive members of the judging… Continue reading Nobel Winner Pablo Neruda Was Almost Denied Prize Because Of Odes To Stalin

Follow And Engage

So, what do you do when you find a niche specific and trulyauthoritative account on Twitter? First of all, they have to meet allthe criteria listed in Chapter 5. Assuming they pass with flying colors, you follow them. Don’t stop there. This is just the beginning. Once you follow them, you engage. Now a lot… Continue reading Follow And Engage