Posts Tagged: Hassan Blasim

The Mirror’s Shards


In the face of colossal and destructive political lies, we need a more nuanced understanding of the world than simply truth versus lie. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Saleem Haddad


Saleem Haddad discusses his debut novel Guapa, the Orlando shootings, the importance of queer spaces, and Arab literature. ...more

What Was Once Breathing


Iraqis are generalized as victims, refugees, or, in the worst case, corpses.

Betty Rosen, writing for The Point, dives into Iraqi fiction and its relationship with corpses as a way of practicing radical empathy in troubling times, with Sinan Antoon’s The Corpse Washer, Hassan Blasim’s The Corpse Exhibition, and Ahmad Saadawi’s untranslated Frankenstein in Baghdad.