Spring and Fall 2007
15.1-2

The following is the Table of Contents from the Spring and Fall 2007 edition
of Metamorphoses, a special double issue on the Arab world. The complete edition,
including the original language versions for the poetry, is only available in print.



  Thalia Pandiri From the Editor-in-Chief 14
  Meriem Pages Introduction: Narrating the Arab World through Translation 16

MEDIEVAL POETRY
 
  Qadi'Iyad A Book
O Seeker of Knowledge
Repentance
To You I Stretch Forth the Palms of My Hands
Poppy Flowers
Translated from the Arabic by Mohammad Abderrazzaq du Souhad Zendah
28
30
32
34
36
  'Abdullah Ibn Al-Mu'Tazz Untitled, from Tabaqat Al-Shu'Ara' Al-Muhdahtin
Introduced and translated from the Arabic by Suheil Laher
38

MODERN POETRY

  'Ali Ja'Far Al-'Allaq The River
Translated from the Arabic by Suheil Laher
42

  Zeinab Assaf Funeral Prayer in Absentia
Translated from the Arabic by Khaled Al-Masri
44
  Kadihm Al-Hijaj One Change of Vowel Changes
A Whole World: Short Poems
Translated from the Arabic by Kadhim Al-Ali and Adil Al-Thamiry
74
  Loubna Handou Marocco (Morocco)
Translated from the Italian by Toshiya Kamei
94
  Meriem Pages Illustrating Morocco
Photographs by Robert G. Sullivan
96
97

FICTION

  Hossam Fahr A Face Behind Glass I
A Face Behind Glass II
Translated from the Arabic by Amani Hassan
106
107
  Ala Hlehel Coexistence
Translated from the Arabic by Rima Hassouneh
114
  Nadine Shams Love Story
Translated from the Arabic by Tarek Shamma
121
  Wafa Malih Looking into a Lover's Eyes
Translated from the Arabic by Khaled Al-Masri
124
  Abdulrahman
Majeed Al-Rube'e
The Ram
Translated from the Arabic by Abdulzahra Muhamad
128

NONFICTION

 
  Abd Al-Rahman Ibn Al-Faqih Uthman Excerpts from Murshid al-zuwwar ila qubur al-abrar, al-musanna al-Durr al-munazzam ziyara al-jabal al-Muqattam
Translated from the Arabic by Alex Cuffel
138

  Larbi Batma A Gnawa Adventure, from Arrahil
Introduced and translated from the Arabic by Ziad Bentahar
140

  Djura From The Season of Daffodils:
Excerpt from "Beneath the Veil . . . Algeria"
Excerpt from "The Prophet's Sneeze"
Excerpt from "The Prophet's Sneeze"
Introduced and translated from the French by Patricia Frederick

149
153
160

APPROACHES TO TRANSLATION

 
  James Denboer Kharjas from Muwashshahat in Arabic and Hebrew 166
  Thalia Pandiri Twice Removed: The Question of Retranslation 175
  Ibn Zaydun Luscious Cordoba
Nostalgic Lover
Wine and Roses
After Absence
A Furtive Glance
A Secret
Hidden Suffering
Translated from the Arabic into Spanish by Mahmud Sobh
Translated from the Spanish into English by Mark Berg
178






183
187

ESSAYS

 
  Tassadit Yacine Femmes, Espace et Creation dans le Monde Berbere
Women, Space and Creation in Berber Society
Translated from the French by Meriem Pages

192
210

REVIEWS

 
  Meriem Pages Review: The Wind in My Hair, Salwa Salem with Laura Maritano 228
  Robert G. Sullivan Review: Homes of the Heart: A Ramallah Chronicle, Farouq Wadi 231

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