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The Oriental Question: An attempt to reconcile Goethe and Edward Said

14th April 2020

Stefan Weidner The Oriental Question An attempt to reconcile Goethe and Edward Said   Abstract On the face of it, the romantic image of the East presented in Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan and the postcolonial critique of the European view of the East in Edward Said’s principal work Orientalism are difficult… Read More

An Interview with Clara Janés

14th February 2020

An Interview with Clara Janés Clara Janés was born in Barcelona in 1940 and has published some forty volumes of poetry, several collections of essays and three novels. Among awards she has received are the Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts (2004), the Teresa de Ávila National Literary Prize… Read More

What They Say

14th January 2020

We are grateful for all those who have given feedback so far on this historic project. Rajmohan Gandhi praised the project, saying:“The things that should scare the world include what is happening in India -- glorification of hate (esp. hate of Muslims and Christians), coercion of the weak and vulnerable,… Read More

An Interview with Eric Ormsby

26th February 2020

An Interview with Eric Ormsby In June 2019, in a pub in Bradford, Clare Roberts sat down with Professor Eric Ormsby, translator and editor of Gingko's new edition of Goethe's West-Eastern Divan, to discuss Goethe, the enormous task of translating the Divan, and Eric's own work as a poet. Eric… Read More