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Robyn Creswell

Robyn Cres­well teaches Comparative Literature at Yale and is the author of City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut.
(October 2021)

‘View of the Remains of the Fountainhead of the Acqua Giulia...’; etching by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1753

Making and Unmaking

The Ruins Lesson: Meaning and Material in Western Culture

by Susan Stewart

July 2, 2020 issue

‘The Hanging of al-Hallaj in 922’; attributed to Iran, late nineteenth century

‘An Enthusiastick Sect’

Sufism: A New History of Islamic Mysticism

by Alexander Knysh

Hallaj: Poems of a Sufi Martyr

by Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj, translated from the Arabic by Carl W. Ernst

March 7, 2019 issue

Patrick Modiano on the Quai Conti, Paris, 1969

Waking the Dead

The Occupation Trilogy: La Place de L’Étoile, The Night Watch, Ring Roads

by Patrick Modiano, translated from the French by Caroline Hillier, Patricia Wolf, and Frank Wynne

Missing Person

by Patrick Modiano, translated from the French by Daniel Weissbort

Such Fine Boys

by Patrick Modiano, translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti

Sundays in August

by Patrick Modiano, translated from the French by Damion Searls

Pedigree: A Memoir

by Patrick Modiano, translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti

Dora Bruder

by Patrick Modiano, translated from the French by Joanna Kilmartin

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November 8, 2018 issue

‘The Conference of the Birds’; detail of an illustration by Habiballah of Sava from a Persian manuscript of the poem by Farid ud-Din Attar, circa 1600

The Seal of the Poets

The Conference of the Birds

by Attar, translated from the Persian by Sholeh Wolpé

October 26, 2017 issue

Elias Khoury, London, 2006

Tripoli Nights with a Master of Arabic

Broken Mirrors: Sinalcol

by Elias Khoury, translated from the Arabic by Humphrey Davies

Confessions

by Rabee Jaber, translated from the Arabic by Kareem James Abu-Zeid

March 9, 2017 issue

Théodore Géricault: The Giaour, circa 1822–1823

The First Great Arabic Novel

Leg Over Leg, or the Turtle in the Tree: Concerning the Fariyaq, What Manner of Creature Might He Be

by Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, edited and translated from the Arabic by Humphrey Davies

October 8, 2015 issue

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