Contents of Al Jadid Magazine, Vol. 5, no. 27, 1999
Is there an Arab Market for Fine Art?; Fairouz: A Voice, a Star, a Mystery;
War Denials, Distorted History Lessons in Lebanon; and Legacies of Three
Egyptian Intellectuals Transcending Death are all featured in issue no. 27
of Al Jadid.
Issue no. 27 of Al Jadid is out. It features "Is there an Arab Market for
Fine Art?" by Charbel Dagher; and three feature essays remembering Egyptian
intellectuals: "Ali al-Rai Exits Stage: Egypt Loses the Critic Who Brought
Masterpieces into Theater," by Elie Chalala; "Fathi Ghanem: a Novelist's
Life Guided by Principles," by Suheir Mahfouz; and Lutfi al-Kholi: a Leftist
Humanist's Legacy Spans Politics, Literature," by Judith Gabriel.
In a letter from Beirut, Etel Adnan reports on "Corruption, War Denials,
Distorted History Lessons." In the Music Department, Sami Asmar writes on
"Fairouz: A Voice, a Star, a Mystery;" and the issue features an interview
with Charbel Rouhanna on rethinking the oud by Hashem Kassem.
In a travel piece Habeeb Salloum writes, "A Journey into Moorish Spain," a
feature about four cities--Granada, Seville, Toledo, and Cordoba.
Al Jadid's Book Reviews include "Atyaf" (Specters), by Radwa Ashour,
reviewed by Samia Khalousi; "Nadia–Captive of Hope: Memoir of an Arab
Woman," by Fay Afaf Kanafani, reviewed by Judith Gabriel; "THERE In the
Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other,"by Etel Adnan, reviewed
by Christopher McCabe; "Gazbia Sirry: Lust for Color," edited by Mursi Saad
El-Din, reviewed by Michelle A. Marzahn; "Realm of the Saint: Power and
Authority in Moroccan Sufism," by Vincent Cornell, reviewed by William
Young; "Scattered Like Seeds," by Shaw Dallal, reviewed by Kim Jensen;
"Dream Makers on the Nile: A Portrait of Egyptian Cinema," by Mustafa
Darwish, reviewed by Michelle A. Marzahn.
Books in Brief discusses 10 titles: "Republic of Fear: The Politics of
Modern Iraq" (an updated version), by Kanan Makiya; "Sharing the Promised
Land: A Tale of Israelis and Palestinians, " by Dilip Hiro; "The Middle East
and Development in a Changing World," edited Donald Heisel; "The Zabbalin
Community of Muqattam," by Elena Volpi and Doaa Abdel Motaal; "The House on
Arnus Square," by Samar Attar; "The June 1967 War After Three Decades,"
edited by William W. Haddad, Ghada H. Talhami, and Janice J. Terry;
"Militarism in Arab Society: An Historiographical and Bibliographical
Sourcebook," by John Walter Jandora; "The Days, Taha Hussein: His
Autobiography in Three Parts," translated by E. H. Paxton, Hilary Wayment,
and Kenneth Cragg; and "Screens of Life: Critical Film Writing from the Arab
World, "edited and translated by Alia Arasoughly.
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