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[27 Sep 2018 | No Comment | 224 views]
Le Monde reviews The Blue Pen and the “grace” of Samar Yazbek

Published by Le Monde, September 27, 2018. By Eglal Errera.
Also featured in Le Monde des Livres.
Among all the works that come to us from Syria or from the diaspora, this novel has a unique timbre that mixes absolute realism and wonder.

Venturing into what is most intimate, Yazbek returns to the novel, her original vocation (Cinnamon, Buchet-Chastel, 2013). Amongst all the works that come to us from Syria or from the diaspora, this novel has a unique timbre that mixes absolute realism to wonder. Rima, the narrator of La Marcheuse (The blue pen), is silent. She hears the sound of her …

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[24 Sep 2018 | No Comment | 55 views]
Forlagsliv asks: Did Samar Yazbek write our most important novel?

Published by Forlagsliv, May 9, 2018

Samar Yazbek’s new novel, The Blue Pen, gives a unique insight into everyday life in civil-war Syria.

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[3 Jul 2018 | No Comment | 176 views]
Livres Hebdo calls Yazbek’s “The Blue Pen” a Powerful, Poignant Novel

Published by Livres Hebdo, June 30, 2018

“Syrian writer Samar Yazbek imagines a very metaphorical female protagonist who discovers war and the virtues of literature.”

The Blue Pen, in French “La marcheuse”, will be published end of August 2019.

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[28 Jun 2018 | No Comment | 77 views]
Dagbladet: Yazbek’s Blue Pen “crafts an original voice” “foreign and innovative imagery”

Published by Dagbladet, May 11, 2018

The girl that is tied up 
Syrian Samar Yazbek expresses the horror of war in a novel that resembles a strange fairytale.

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[28 Jun 2018 | No Comment | 106 views]
Bresciaoggi Reviews Wannous’ The Frightened: “An intimate novel that tells the plight of a war-torn Syria”

Published by Bresciaoggi, May 31, 2018
“The Frightened” live and suffer in Syria
Tearing, creeping, uninterrupted. It is fear, a devastating fury that annihilates. How to define it: state of mind, obsession, modus vivendi? Surely it is a force that takes on different connotations, from anxiety to torment to panic.

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[28 Jun 2018 | No Comment | 64 views]
La Repubblica reviews Wannous’ The Frightened: “An atrocious and beautiful novel”

Published by La Repubblica, April 15, 2018
Love and Xanax in Damascus

He escaped to Berlin. She remained in Syria: hoping to find her brother, who has “disappeared” at the hands of the regime. But is it possible to really love each other when your survival is conditioned by fear?