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Notable NYC: 10/12–10/18

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Examining Culture

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Analysts have generally ignored these texts, as if poetry were a colorful but ultimately distracting by-product of jihad. But this is a mistake. It is impossible to understand jihadism—its objectives, its appeal for new recruits, and its durability—without examining its culture. Over at the New Yorker, Robyn Creswell and Bernard Haykel examine jihadi culture through […]

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Leaving Lebanon

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Lebanese author Rabih Alameddine gets the profile treatment at NYRB: Many of the funniest moments in Alameddine’s work—and he is essentially a comic writer—revolve around the difficulties of trying to escape the past. The heroes of his fiction are all misfits of one sort or another. They rebel against what they take to be the […]

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