Ten years since the 2011 Syrian uprising, there has been a veritable literary boom of fiction writing from Syria. What does it reveal?
Daniel Behar is a postdoctoral fellow at Dartmouth College, where he teaches Hebrew and Arabic literatures. His forthcoming book is about modern poetry and poetry translation in Syria. His Hebrew and English translations of Arabic poetry have appeared in several literary journals.
Resisting the Rhetoric of Disaster
By Daniel Behar
Ever since the Arab world achieved political independence, its great hopes for self-determination and freedom have been built up and razed down several times ...