THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
Book Review

Vignettes ramble through a wartime Beirut

By Rayyan Al-Shawaf
March 31, 2010

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Rather than a single protracted conflict, Lebanon’s 15 years of bloodshed, lasting from 1975 until 1990, were marked by a series of “small wars,’’ with the conclusion of each heralding hope that hostilities had ended permanently. Alas, as a character in Elias Khoury’s novel “White Masks’’ observes: “Wars are like cats, it’s one litter after another.’’ (Full article: 613 words)

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