FLIGHTS OF FANTASY
Edited by Ceza Kassem
and Malak Hashem
The surreal and fantastic flowered almost overnight
amidst a well-established tradition of realism in modern Arabic
literature. Determined by its social context, this movement towards
literary fantasy mirrored the Arabs' historical, political and cultural
predicament, expressing the impossibility of realizing (conscious
or unconscious) desires within the existing dominant cultural order.
Flights of Fantasy presents a variety of writing from across the
Arab World including: Naguib Mahfouz, Ghassan Kanafani, Ghada Al-Samman
as well as many others.
Paperback: ISBN 977-5028-80-9