"Usefully, the Banipal list is not just a list, but also includes brief introductions to both the works and their authors, as well as some contextualization."
There are several great works of literature that address the massacre (publication dates are for English-language translations):
A few days back, I quoted Susannah Tarbush in saying that Elias Khoury was working on a "sequel" to Gate of the Sun. I didn't realize, until this morning, that … Continue reading Elias Khoury’s New Book: ‘A Total Re-questioning of the Bab el Shams Approach’
In her report on the World Literature Weekend in London, Susannah Tarbush has a short sentence on (the great) Elias Khoury's future: Khoury’s latest novel is due to be published in Arabic in December, and he is now working on a sequel to "Gate of the Sun."
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 … Continue reading Footnoting Arabic Literature (in English): Yay or Nay?