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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (8)

February 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation, Uncategorized

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (8th installment) P A R T II A Genealogy of Fundamentalism 17 In 750 the Abbasids unseated the Umayyads by trying to charge the function of the caliph with sacred character through the spiritual legitimacy conferred by belonging to […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (6)

February 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Essays, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation, Uncategorized

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (6th installment) P A R T II A Genealogy of Fundamentalism 12 The movement that tried to take power in the lifetime of Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab came to nothing. The troops of the viceroy of Egypt’s, Mohammed ‘Ali (1769-1848), […]

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Just out from La Otra: Mawqif by PJ + Video

February 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Coming Monday the serialization of Abdelwabab Meddeb’s The Malady of Islam will continue. Meanwhile, a station break: Mawqif  Título: Mawqif Antólogo: Pierre Joris Contenido: Poesía luxemburguesa Colección: Temblor de cielo Idioma: Español Editorial: La Otra y Instituto de Cultura de Durango, Conaculta Páginas: 288 Tamaño: 14 x 21 cm. Tipo de Encuadernación: Rústico Año: 2013 […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (3)

February 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation, Uncategorized

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (3rd installment) 4. If we look simultaneously at science, the state of technology and the state of the arts, we can say that Islamic civilization kept pace with what was happening in Europe until the baroque and classical eras. […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (2)

February 17th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation, Uncategorized

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (2nd installment) 2. The Islamic world has been unceasingly  inconsolable in its destitution. It knew one very high point of civilization, accompanied by the boldness of hegemony. If we go back to the notion of “world capital” as proposed […]

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All-American Fascist Terror in Action

February 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

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Remembering Assia Djebar

February 8th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

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Assia Djebar (1936-2015)

February 7th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Algeria, Maghrebi Literature, Obituaries, Uncategorized

Very sad to learn of Assia Djebar‘s passing: she was an amazing woman & a superb writer! Her novel Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade can stand with Kateb Yacine’s Nedjma as foundational text for Algerian post-colonial literature. In Poems for the Millennium vol.4 I published some of her work, including a poem I reprinted here on Nomadics a while back […]

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Klossowski & René, Buck & Petit

February 6th, 2015 · No Comments · Book Launch, Translation, Uncategorized

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‘Dictionary of the Revolution': Defining Words in Flux

February 5th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

BY MLYNXQUALEY on FEBRUARY 4, 2015 • ( 1 ) On January 31st, A Dictionary of the Revolution launched a kickstarter to boost the project toward its final phase: This fund-raising campaign is focused on building the dictionary a digital text and sound archive for the material that Amira Hanafi and her team have collected in the past year. Through one-on-one […]

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