Mourid Barghouti & George Szirtes

The 200th anniversary of Johan Wolfgang Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan forms the inspiration for A New Divan (Gingko, 2019), a collection of poems by twenty-four leading poets in eleven languages, with English translations. Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti and his translator George Szirtes read from their poems and discuss translation, the theme of tyranny, and reflect on Goethe’s time in the shadows of the Napoleonic wars and its relation to today’s violent conflicts.

Produced by Gingko.

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Tue 2 July 2019

6:30pm

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John Sandoe Books

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London
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