Le Panoptique

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Fictions of memory / Memories of fiction

Publié le 1 août, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Fictions of memory / Memories of fiction

Terrorism has ruined the fiction market, according to publishers. The book-buying public descends on titles like The Post-American World and Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, and fiction is cast once again as something pleasant and childish to be put aside when things get serious. Author and sculptor D. L. Alvarez, writing from […]

Fictions of Emergency

Publié le 1 janvier, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Fictions of Emergency

The poems included in Soleïman Adel Guémar’s recently published State of Emergency document the brutal political repression carried out by the Algerian government for over a decade. In them, we find voices of hope, of despair. The great strength of the volume, however, lies in its ability to speak to a larger audience at a […]