Book Subscription Box 3: Abdelrahman Munif + Robert Walser
The June Book Subscription Box 3 features Cities of Salt by Abdelrahman Munif and Little Snow Landscape By Robert Walser
Cities of Salt By Abdelrahman Munif
Banned in Saudia Arabia, this is a blistering look at Arab and American hypocrisy following the discovery of oil in a poor oasis community. Cities of Salt is a petrofiction novel by Abdul Rahman Munif. It was first published in Lebanon in 1984 and was immediately recognized as a major work of Arab literature. It was translated into English by Peter Theroux.
Little Snow Landscape By Robert Walser
Little Snow Landscapes is the first collection of Walser’s stories in English that includes his very final stories or, as he called them prose pieces. The first story is from 1905 and the very last is Walser’s last, from 1933. This fact means Little Snow Landscapes forces us to re-examine what Walser’s life means, what it is his Ich-Buch tells us, and what his mysterious madness and his long silence might signify.