Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 3:04 pm

With the last two volumes barely published as of this month, Leg Over Leg has received yet another stellar review—this time in the literary magazine Music & Literature, which has high praise for both al-Shidyaq’s original text and Davies’ masterful translation. Check out the full review here, and enjoy a sneak preview below:

legs“This is a book that for all its challenges, all its insight into humanity, all its place in history, had me regularly laughing out loud… Humor and seriousness overlap, expression and morality overlap, and it all reaches out, demanding participation from the reader. Leg Over Leg is a sprawling work that asks the reader to be able to see the sprawl as well as the master who created it all.”

Read more about Leg Over Leg’s accolades, including a nomination for the 2014 Best Translated Book Award and several mentions in the press, on our blog.

Chip Rossetti
Managing Editor, Library of Arabic Literature