Tablet and Pen–Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East

 Table & Pen--Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East

Edited by Reza Aslan,

 Sholeh Wolpé, regional editor (Iran)


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“Remarkable . . . a triumph . . . connects us at the level of our humanity, no matter where we may be from.”                     —Los Angeles Times

“This is a treasure house; a worthwhile attempt at canonizing 20th-century central-Islamicate writing…. It’s a  physically beautiful book which is also compulsively readable.” Financial Times

“A stunning rebuke to the argument that there’s a clash of civilizations [and] shows how we can move beyond politics.” The Daily Beast

“Provocative and illuminating . . . a literary banquet with so many astonishing dishes that we can hardly complain there are not yet more on the table.” The Jewish Journal

… among the finds (at least to this reader) is Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar (1901-1962), a Turk represented by a smart, sensitive excerpt from one of his novels, A Mind at Peace. ” —The Washington Post

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