Monthly Archives: October 2015

Getting lost in Mount Auburn Cemetery on a late autumn afternoon…

It’s a yearly ritual–this walk in Mount Auburn Cemetery, when autumn is at its glory, but winter is close.  It was such an afternoon–windy and biting–yesterday’s warmth having given way to more cold day.  The cemetery was quiet, save the … Continue reading

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Towering Egyptian Novelist and Cultural Critic, Gamal al-Ghitani, Dies at Age 70

Originally posted on Arabic Literature (in English):
Acclaimed Egyptian novelist and journalist Gamal al-Ghitani has died in a Cairo military hospital, aged 70: He had been in a coma in al-Galaa Military Hospital for two months after being admitted with…

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