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[14 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 184 views]

Douaihy’s novel, Chased away, is out in Italian (Feltrinelli)!
The author was in Torino, Italy, for the launch of his book, and was invited to give the inaugural lecture at the prestigious Holden School of Writing and Storytelling, established by Alessandro Baricco in 1984.

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[8 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 197 views]

Jabbour Douaihy’s novels remain, for the non Lebanese readers, works of pure fiction; minute jewelry made by the imagination of a man of talent ranging between modesty and compassion, the most refined sarcasm and bitterness the most painful and understandable. Douaihy tells the story of his Lebanon, and does not submit her to judgments, nor to philosophy or psychoanalysis. The reader rooms around, or rather, he roams jubilant in Douaihy’s imaginary multi-facetted world, with all its contradictions and conflicts, which, as a mosaic, does not reveal its beauty unless it is viewed from a distance. This is the meaning of the virtual camera Douaihy’s look…

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[10 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 124 views]

Actes Sud acquired Douaihy’s Chased away’s world French rights.

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[13 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 215 views]
Oman Daily’s review of Douaihy’s ‘Chased away’ #IPAF2012

“A tragedy narrated, pursued chapter after chapter, and its threads woven with great ability, talent and ingenuity by the Lebanese novelist Jabbour Douaihy, in his magnificent novel ‘Chased away’, one of the six shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, 2012.”

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[10 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 82 views]

Feltrinelli acquired Italian rights to Douaihy’s Chased away.

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[6 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 389 views]
Interview with Jabbour Douaihy over ‘Chased away’ (shortlisted for the IPAF 2012)

This being said, I have a lot of affection towards Beirut, to which we came from our villages at the beginning of the seventies, feeling that we could change the world. This is a beautiful illusion, and I have not regrets.