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Oliver Weber's AFGHANISTAN: ASSASINATED MEMORY

By 
George Tarabishi

From this perspective, this book, which collects articles written by 12 international researchers in various areas of cultural studies, represents a cry of protest against "the crime against culture" that was the Taliban's continual objective from their capture of Kabul in September of 1996.

Afghanistan: La Memoire Assasinee (Afghanistan: Assassinated Memory)
Edited by Olivier Weber 
Published by Editions Mille et Une Nuits, Paris
2001,140 pages

Khalida Said Documents Golden Period of Lebanese Theater

By 
AHMOUD SAEED

Lebanese Maroun al-Nakash (1817-55) was a genius playwright who was neither studied nor adequately appreciated during his lifetime. When the scholars of the Arab cultural renaissance failed to recognize him, al-Nakash was forgotten even though his work was intimately linked to the ideas of the renaissance. In particular, his play "The Miser" (1848) was a great musical piece that showed his familiarity with Moliére's "The Miser" (1668).

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