Alas, Baghdad sits solitary

Almog Behar*

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Almog Behar blurs the boundary between short story and personal essay in this work that mines the author's Iraqi heritage and combines his autobiography with invention. His 2008 bilingual Arabic and Hebrew collection ana min al-yahud ( I am one of the Jews ) describes a narrator torn between East and West, past and present. With a poet's sense of rhythm and linguistic register, Behar's narrator speaks in tongues to question how language unifies and divides one's sense of self-understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-65
Number of pages2
JournalWorld Literature Today
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1 May 2015


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