Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 461. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2019-12-05 21:26:42+00:00 From: Dr. Herbert Wender
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.458: failure of another sort -----Ursprüngliche Mitteilung----- Von: Humanist An: publish-liv Verschickt: Do, 5. Dez 2019 7:34 Betreff: [Humanist] 33.458: failure of another sort Date: 2019-12-05 00:33:49+00:00 From: Francois Lachance Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.455: failure of another sort One further note on intentions. There is none expressed explicitly in the text. But the author is quite clear in an interview. A scan the WWW and one finds an interview. Note the characterization of the passage as an "un-translation": [quote] ... Maged Zaher: So much hinges on this un-translation and its typeset â so much â I will leave it at that [/quote] https://entropymag.org/trying-to-bring-some-intensity-to-the-daily-a- conversation-with-maged-zaher/ ... I'm happy to have asked for evidence "in the text or elsewhere", and now - thanks for the clarification! - I see that there is evidently no evidence for any of the hypotheses. But I take the author's silence about intentions as a speaking one. For everyone who knows the publishing business Alec McAllister's post with an explanation of erratic effects in typesetting arabic text - and with impressive examples - sounds very plausible. While the interview can be read as if Zefer made an effort to grab for effect through enigmatic typesetting, the suspicion of technical causes let me tend to assume that the poet's cryptic answer has to be taken as ex post facto obfuscation which allowed him not to blame his publisher. Kind regards, Herbert _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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