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Youssef Rakha

Youssef Rakha is a writer and photographer from Cairo. He has seven books in Arabic, including collections of poems, essays, and fiction, several travelogues, and one novel. His work in English has been featured in such publications as The New York Times, The Atlantic, McSweeney's, Banipal, and The Kenyon Review, among others. A translation of his novel The Crocodiles, the first in a trilogy, is due in Autumn 2014 from Seven Stories Press.



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March 2013

Strangely Ordinary: Ron Mueck's art of the uncanny

Anouchka Grose

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March 2013

Since the Stone Age, people have been concerned with the problem of how to represent life.   Cave paintings...

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July 2012

Interview with Ben Rivers

Alice Hattrick

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July 2012

Ben Rivers is an artist who makes films. Two Years at Sea, his first feature-length film, was released to...

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Issue No. 12

Foreword: A Pound of Flesh

George Szirtes

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Issue No. 12

1.   ANALOGIES FOR TRANSLATION ARE MANY, most of them assuming a definable something on one side of the...