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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

27 November 2018
Marina Warner selects James E. Montgomery's 'Loss Sings' (Sylph) as one of her TLS Books of the Year.

Marina Warner has selected the book 'Loss Sings' (Sylph Editions, June 2018) by James E. Montgomery as one of her Times Literary Supplement (TLS) Books of the Year. In her words, 'it offers spare, luminous renderings of threnodies by the seventh-century poet Tumadir Bint ‘Amr for her two brothers killed in battle, and interleaves them with keen prose meditations on personal suffering.' James Montgomery is Sir Thomas Adams's Professor of Arabic at Cambridge.