Fullblood Arabian (New Directions Poetry Pamphlet #10) (Paperback)
New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811221764, 63pp.
Publication Date: January 27, 2014
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A prominent practitioner of the Arabic very short story (al-qisa al-qasira jiddan), Osama Alomar's poetic fictions embody the wisdom of Kahlil Gibran filtered through the violent gray absurdity of Assad's police state. Fullblood Arabian is the first publication of Alomar's strange, often humorously satirical allegories, where good and evil battle with indifference, avarice, and compassion using striking imagery and effervescent language.