TITLE

Transit Beirut

AUTHOR(S)
Joffe, Lawrence
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Middle East;May2004, Issue 345, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The first image that hits readers in the newly published "Transit Beirut" is the cover. Surely that building collapsing amidst crumbling masonry is a vignette from Lebanon's ruinous 16-year-long civil war. Reminders of conflict run like unresolved leitmotifs throughout "Transit Beirut's" 21 essays, poems and short stories. Likewise the film-world allusion is curiously apt, too. It suggests the Janus-like nature of Beirut — an unquenchable ability to imagine new futures and a tendency towards escapism, so as to stem the tide of bitter memory.
ACCESSION #
13083271

 

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