Asharq Al-awsat English https://aawsat.com/english Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper http://feedly.com/icon.svg

Book Reviews

Yeats and a Modern Age That Could not Be Understood Without Him

Yeats and a Modern Age That Could not Be Understood Without Him

Mark Twain once joked that Shakespeare’s plays were full of quotations. Even in their own day they probably had a few. The Bard, knowing all about love and theft, could loot the occasional line as well as the odd plot.

New Lebanese Novel Explores Journey of October Uprising

New Lebanese Novel Explores Journey of October Uprising

The Arab Scientific Publishers released "The Journey of Change," a new 144-page book by the Lebanese writer Ghassan Chebaro who wrote about the start and path of the October Uprising in Lebanon.

'Encyclopedia of Arabic Narration'…New Book by Abdullah Ibrahim

In cooperation with the Arab Institute for Research & Publishing in Beirut, 2021, the Iraqi critic Dr. Abdullah Ibrahim recently released the "Encyclopedia of Arabic Narration," a new book comprising 424 pages. The publication is composed of five chapters.

Author Murakami Hosts Live Jam for Relaxation amid Pandemic

Author Murakami Hosts Live Jam for Relaxation amid Pandemic

Japanese author Haruki Murakami has a remedy for those who need relaxation from stress and worries in a pandemic — bossa nova. “As we are going through a time of anxiety, I hope to help you relax even just a little bit,” Murakami said as he hosted a live music event, “Murakami Jam — Blame it on t

Kafka in Pieces

Kafka in Pieces

THE UNFINISHED DRAFT OF THE CASTLE, Franz Kafka’s third and final novel, ends mid-sentence. But when the manuscript made its initial entree into the world, the text had been edited into completion.

New Book by Saudi Poet Abdullah Ahmed Alasmari Analyzes ‘Al-Shanfara’

New Book by Saudi Poet Abdullah Ahmed Alasmari Analyzes ‘Al-Shanfara’

Saudi poet and writer Abdullah Ahmed Alasmari recently published a new study entitled "Al-Shanfara: Poet of Brutality and Wastelands" that analyses "Lamiyyat al-Arab" written by the pre-Islamic poet Thabit ibn Aws al-Azdi, known as Al-Shanfara. The book was released by The Literary Cultural Club

Most Read in Book Reviews