For all fans of Ghali and his brilliant Beer in the Snooker Club:
Cornell University’s Deborah Starr recently sent out a listserv message informing readers that Waguih Ghali’s unpublished papers, diaries (1964-1968), and manuscript fragments are now available at http://ghali.library.cornell.edu/.
I have mixed feelings about this: I can’t imagine Ghali, who committed suicide in 1969, would really like his unpublished papers, diaries, and manuscript fragments going online. On the other hand, I too am a Ghali groupie, and will surely succumb to reading this material.
LRB: Ahdaf Soueif reviews ‘After a Funeral’ by Diana Athill, her book on Ghali