German Literature

Spotlight on the Sheikh Zayed Book Prize

The unprecedented challenges of 2020 did not prevent the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) from experiencing a pivotal year. The distinctions are awarded annually to honor the contributions of authors, translators, publishers, researchers and intellectuals who represent the dynamic cultural and literary landscape of the Arab world. “The award this …

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a study of the sea in Irish literature

For James Joyce, it was “the snot sea, the sea which constricts the scrotum”. For others, it’s the great brackish depth, or Davy Jones’ trap. In Greek, it is the thalassa from which the study of the seas derives: thalassography. Joyce envisioned writing a novel about the sea when she …

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