Author’s Forum Presents: Novelist Elias Khoury in conversation, in Arabic, with Anton Shammas

A discussion, in Arabic, of Elias Khoury’s fiction and writing, as well as his attitude toward classical and Arabic poetry. The Lebanese writer Elias Khoury was born in Beirut in 1948 and studied sociology and history at Lebanese University in Beirut and the University of Paris. He began his career as a literary critic with his book, Searching for a Horizon: The Arabic Novel After the Defeat of 1967 (1974). Professor Khoury then published his first novel, On the Relations of the Circle, (1975), and became part of the Beirut vanguard in modern Arabic literature, which was seeking to create new dimensions in the movement of modernism which began in the late forties with a revolution in poetry. He served on the editorial board of Mawakif Quarterly, and as the managing editor of Shu’un Falastinia (Palestine Affairs) and of Al Karmel Quarterly. See full description here.

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