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- DescriptionThis award-winning collection of seventy-eight pieces of flash fiction presents an intense and powerful vision of today's world seen through the eyes of an alienated and sardonic author. The Perception of Meaning reads like an alternative history to our world-a collage of small nightmares brought to life by a can of unlikely historical figures, including Mark Zuckerberg, the lead singer of Megadeth, Stanley Kubrick, the Korean activist Lee Kyoung Hae, and the Mayan poet Humberto Akabal, among others. A dazzling exemplar of contemporary experimental Arabic literature, The Perception of Meaning deftly captures a historical moment in which Arab societies are increasingly questioning the status quo and rebelling against it. Bustani's stories speak powerfully to the present and look to the future with a wary eye.
- Author BiographyHisham Bustani is a Jordanian writer and activist. He has three published collections of short fiction: Of Love and Death, The Monotonous Chaos of Existence, and The Perception of Meaning. English translations of his stories have appeared in the Saint Ann's Review, the Literary Review, and World Literature Today. Thoraya El-Rayyes, a Palestinian Canadian translator, lives in Amman, Jordan. Her translations have appeared in numerous journals, including Banipal, Open Letters Monthly, and World Literature Today, among others.
- Author(s)Hisham Bustani
- PublisherSyracuse University Press
- Date of Publication30/11/2015
- LanguageArabic & English
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Series TitleMiddle East Literature in Translation
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSyracuse University Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight272 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Translated byThoraya El-Rayyes
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