I saw this bit of speculation (Khoury and Oz) not in a major newspaper or magazine, where “Nobel 2010” handicapping hasn’t yet begun, but on World Literature Forum, from reader peter_d. Perhaps peter_d isn’t in the know, but it got me thinking about the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature, which should be announced in October. Continue Reading

The blogger over at “Winston’s Dad” has reviewed Yalo, by Elias Khoury, over on his blog—his first selection for the summer reading challenge. His rating was: “Rattler live in hot places twists and turns and packs a hell of a bite Just like Yalo.” You can read more of hisContinue Reading

I recently finished reading Elias Khoury’s Little Mountain (1977), as translated by the able and lovely Maia Tabet.* The translation, published in 1989, is full of footnotes. (It wasn’t until 1996 that the New York Times declared the footnote dead. But apparently parenthetical references are still okay.) Tabet’s footnotes sketchContinue Reading