In Middle East Quarterly, Boston College Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh reviews the book City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut by Robyn Creswell. According to Salameh, City of Beginnings is “a learned, nuanced, and deeply searching guide” for the student of the Middle East, Arabic literature, literary modernism, or Near Eastern intellectual history. Salameh’s own book, Lebanon’s Jewish Community, was recently reviewed by leading Lebanon historian Eyal Zisser in The Journal for Interdisciplinary Middle Eastern Studies and by Caroline Kahlenberg in Bustan: The Middle East Book Review. Salameh is the senior editor in chief of The Levantine Review. His other publications include Charles Corm and The Other Middle East.
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