Lebanese Poet and Essayist Salah Stétié, 90

The Lebanese poet, essayist, art critic, and diplomat Salah Stétié died last night in Paris, his family announced.

Christian Junge: On Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq and ‘Exposing Words’

In short, Junge writes that al-Fāriyāqīya demands the right to a woman’s participation in lust, which means not only sexual desire, but also social and cultural desires -- and thus also linguistic pleasures. Women’s emancipation here means not only women’s participation in knowledge, but also in lust. Woman here are not the object of pleasure, but its subject.