Q & A with Saree Makdisi

May 30, 2008 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

Last night Saree Makdisi read from and discussed his new book, Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation. We had a few minutes before the event to ask Saree about what he is reading these days.

What are you currently reading?

Thomas Malthus’ An Essay on the Principle of Population and political writings of the poet Robert Southey. I’m also reading Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.

What are you looking forward to reading?

The Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine.

What are writers or books that you count among your favorites?

For poetry, always Blake. And these days the novel I’m recommending to everyone is Caleb Williams:Things as They Are by William Godwin.


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