The Other Middle East An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature Franck Salameh

Publication date:
03 Jan 2018
Yale University Press
408 pages: 235 x 156mm

An original collection of Middle Eastern literature that reveals a rich diversity of ethnicities, religions, languages, and cultures

This original collection of Levantine literature offers a glimpse into a contemporary Middle East that defies common Western misconceptions and prejudices. Compiled over the course of more than two decades by noted scholar Franck Salameh, the featured prose and poetry in translation reveals an extraordinary diversity of ethnicities, religions, languages, and cultures, and a surprising range of sentiments and ideas, that provide Western readers with a powerful new understanding of the rich mosaic that is the contemporary Middle East.

Franck Salameh is associate professor of Near Eastern studies at Boston College and the author of Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East. He lives in Andover, MA.