I was skimming the Chicago Tribune when I saw the announcement about Walid Kamal, hero of the Arab Spring, next to an article on illegal immigration. I casually turned the page, paused, then flipped back to look again at Kamal’s grainy picture. Something about the tilt of head, the wide-apart eyes, reminded me of my… [Read More]
Ihab Hassan has written fifteen books of essays and memoirs, including Out of Egypt, The Postmodern Turn, and In Quest of Nothing. He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships, two honorary doctorates from the Universities of Uppsala and Giessen, and published short fiction in many journals, including New England Review, AGNI, Antioch Review, and Prairie Schooner. He is completing The Changeling and Other Stories.