September 11th Poetry

Poland’s Nobel Prize-winning poet Wislawa Szymborska has written a moving tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States. The blank verse by Szymborska, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996, was published on the front page of Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza daily newspaper Wednesday, the first anniversary of the …

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Artist’s tool box includes pencils, acrylic and photographs

AMMAN — Iraqi artist Mohammad Muhraddin’s innovative compositions currently on display at the Orfali Art Gallery mix photographs with abstract forms. In twenty-five paintings, Muhraddin blends pain with joy, the basis of his art works. The pieces are characterised by the artist’s abstract experimentation with color and composition showing parts of the human form. Some …

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Holocaust Survivor Wins Goethe Prize

Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Germany’s most prominent literary critic, was awarded the Goethe Prize this week for his contributions to postwar German literature. The prize, given every few years on Aug. 28, the poet’s birthday, was previously bestowed on German-speaking intellectual icons like Thomas Mann and Sigmund Freud. For Mr. Reich-Ranicki, 82, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor, the …

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