In an “Interview” with Michael Bacos on March 24, 2002, the Lebanese novelist Elias Khoury was asked an interesting question: since Lebanese writers no longer have the benefit of a major event, the civil war, to inspire them, what are the issues they are writing about in Post-war Lebanon? Khoury’s answer to this was that Lebanese writers are writing novels and are trying, through them, to express their lives1, a rather general answer to a question that, in my opinion, needs more in-depth study.
“Politics and Culture in Lebanon: Interview with Elias Khoury.” http://www.lcpslebanon.org/pub/breview/br5/khoury.
“Al-Riqaba Wahshon Uubaddidu al Kitaba,” Al-Adab, 50 (November-December, 2002), pp. 77-78.
Mulhaq AN-Nahar, (December 8, 2002), pp. 10-11.
Al-Nuqqad, 138 (December 16, 2002), p.24.
Al-Adab, (March- April, 1999), p. 29.
Jeffrey Weeks, Invented Moralities: Sexual Values in an Age of Uncertainty, (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1995), p. 29.
Mulhaq AN-Nahar, p. 11.