Monthly Archives: July 2017

Review: I’jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody by Sinan Antoon

I’jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody by Sinan Antoon City Lights Publishers, 2007 “Pentimento” is a fine descriptor for Sinan Antoon’s layered novella, one that incorporates a young student’s gritty and terrifying incarceration, poetic and beautifully rendered romantic memories, and recollections on … Continue reading

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A Swirling, Deftly Written Collection

The Jungle Around Us: Stories by Anne Raeff 2016, University of Georgia Press – Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Stories These stories are beguiling in their quiet simplicity, but, as one proceeds through the collection, they gather mass, until, at … Continue reading

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