Two Voices Salon: Donald Nicholson-Smith on Abdellatif Laâbi
Center for the Art of Translation | 582 Market Street, Suite 700 | San Francisco, CA
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Two Voices Salon celebrating the release of prize-winning Moroccan poet Abdellatif Laâbi’s latest book, In Praise of Defeat, translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
0:00 Donald Nicholson-Smith overviewing Laâbi’s life and career
5:30 Laâbi’s “prison poetry”
8:50 a reading of some of Laâbi’s prison poetry
13:15 The challenges of translating Laâbi’s poetry and Nicholson-Smith’s unique approach
22:50 The reasons for publishing Laâbi’s poerty bilingually in French and English, and the advantages to this presentation
29:00 Why Laâbi to chose to write in French and what this meant for Morocco’s poet tradition
36:05 Audience Q & A