Friday, May 3, 2013
M. Lynx Qualey at Arabic Literature (in English) notes that the Library of Arabic Literature project is still looking for "Someone Crazy Enough to Translate al-Mutanabbi." The great poet is considered by many Arabs the greatest of them all, but notoriously difficult. I took a graduate course on al-Mutanabbi once, in Cairo. I not only never understood the poetry, I didn't always understand even the explanations. Best of luck to them.