The Divan Sessions: The West-Eastern Divan


Wednesday 14 August at Edinburgh International Book Festival Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan, the poet’s personal attempt to broaden European horizons by exploring the concept of the Other and creating a poetic…

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Tyranny in Translation: Mourid Barghouti and George Szirtes in Conversation


John Sandoe Books (as part of the Shubbak Festival), 2nd July As his contribution to A New Divan, the Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti responded to the challenge of ‘The Tyrant’…

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From Hafiz and Goethe to the Poets of A New...


Bradford Literature Festival: Bradford Cathedral, 29 June At this Bradford Literature Festival event in the beautiful Bradford Cathedral, Professor Eric Ormsby introduced the Divans of Hafiz and Goethe, and then…

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Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan 200 years on


BRISMES Conference, Leeds, 26 June The panel explored a remarkable 19th century work of inter-disciplinarity on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of its publication: Johann Wolfgangvon Goethe’s West-Eastern Diva….

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