Literary Events, Lectures

David Larsen discusses "Names of Lions"

When: Wed., Aug. 9, 7-8 p.m. 2017

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes poet and translator David Larsen to the store to discuss his translation of 10th-century Arabic lexicographer Ibn Khālawayh’s Names of the Lion on Wednesday, August 9th at 7:00pm. He will be in conversation with Stephen Sparks. Names of the Lion is a thesaurus, a word list, a bestiary with only one beast. It was written as a virtuoso display of philological learning by a man who considered himself the greatest living authority on the Arabic language, and was so considered by others.

Price: Free

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