Posts Tagged: The Corpse Washer

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.