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A Syrian writer’s eulogy for Seville…

~~The great Syrian writer Abd el-Salam al-Ujaili wrote “The Lanterns of Seville” in 1950’s as tribute and mourning.  Today, as Syria is cannibalized by external and internal forces, this gem of a story is as alive and resonant as it … Continue reading

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From my files: The Lanterns of Seville by Abdel Salam Al-Ujaili

Note: The Lanterns of Seville is one of the masterpieces of modern Arabic literature. This translation, with Tania Tamari Nasir, appeared in the June 2005 issue of the on-line magazine of international writing, Words Without Borders. To my knowledge, it … Continue reading

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