” In Syria there is something harsher going on, something even more destructive. I think it will add a tragic dimension — in the strongest sense of the word — to Syrian literature.”
“French readers can’t seem to get enough of it – or anything, for that matter, that emerges from Sattouf’s drawing board.”
The work, by rising Syrian playwright Mohammed Al Attar, will run through May 31 at Theatrelab.
“Sex and sexual conquest are undoubtedly the most pronounced themes of the novel.”
“The Hodahose are a population of centaurs living in a realm of caves, under the rule of a paranoid and capricious tyrant. “
“Let me call it disorder. It means you live and you can go to concerts and you can listen to Bach, others. And at the same time you can hear the echoes of bombing.”
Beneath the bluntly “revolutionary” surface of the novel, there is a complex narrative structure threatening to subvert it.
Saadallah Wannous, Zakaria Tamer, Adonis, and others are still being called upon in an effort to miniaturize and understand what’s going on in Syria: what’s happened and what will happen.
The Festival d’Angoulême — the third-largest comics festival in the world — today announced its roster of prizes, including the prestigious “best album” prize.
The And Other Stories Arabic Reading Group is back with three more Syrian books being considered for publication in English.
A proposal for publishers — to take on a collection of stories by Rasha Abbas — has recently hit PEN’s “Writers in Translation” page.
Washington University in St. Louis professor Anne-Marie McManus has been teaching a semester on Syrian narratives, and shares what she’s learned in the process.