The Political Syntax of the Absentees

How can the absentees possibly write about a space and time from which they are removed? What happens to the first person narrator when they are stripped of their story that is then handed over to that illusive third person presence? Questions raised by Prof. Yehouda Shenhav Shahrabani at this afterward that he wrote to Elias Khoury’s novel “Stella Maris”.

The Political Syntax of the Absentees - Translator's epilogue to Stella Maris


Stella Maris” was released in Hebrew by the Maktoob Book Series in 2019. Find” more information here

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