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Culture XIII

 [Summer Sky. Image by Sinan Antoon] [Summer Sky. Image by Sinan Antoon]

Brecht wrote once "In the future, they will not say the times were dark. They will ask: Why were their poets silent?" Some poets were silent this spring, but many others weren't.

It is summer now and, as William Carlos Williams put it: "In summer, the song sings itself." 

This week's culture section features an essay on the counterrevolutionary response of a previously revolutionary poet, a translation and detailed introduction of a short story by Maroun Abboud (1886-1962) and a moving travelogue from Granada.

The Arab Spring and Adunis's Autumn by Sinan Antoon

Maroun Abboud's "Everlasting Everlasting" by Gaelle Raphael

Blind in Granada by Taline Voskeritchian

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