Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: [Abdel Ghaffar] Mekkawi is considered one of the

few prominent philosophy professors of Egypt who managed to merge philosophy and literature. He translated dozens of the most sophisticated German philosophy texts into Arabic and to date the best Arabic-language translator of  German poetry and philosophy. His translations were marked with his clear and flowing style, even when he translated sophisticated texts like that of Emmanuel Kant and Martin Heidegger.

The late philosopher did not see himself only as a philosophy professor but more importantly as a poet. His literary works and translation were closer to his heart than his philosophy works.

from Ahram Online: Abdel Ghaffar Mekkawi . . . Philosophy poet dies at 82


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