Raymond Federman (1928-2009)

The sad news just reached me that Ray Federman has passed. And here I was thinking that if anybody would crack that immortality thing, it would be Ray! The news came via Charles Bernstein’s weblog — check it out here. And check out Federman’s site here. And here is Ray’s Resumé in his own words, making it clear that he’s still with us, & will always be: Born in … Read more Raymond Federman (1928-2009)

Abdelkebir Khatibi (1939-2009)

Moroccan novelist, poet, essayist & sociologist Abdelkebir Khatibi passed away on Monday morning in Rabat. Khatibi was a major force in contemporary Moroccan writing. There are only two of his books available in English at this point, namely Love in Two Languages, translated by Richard Howard (& that one is in print probably only because Jacques Derrida’s book Monolingualism of the Other is a response to this essay by … Read more Abdelkebir Khatibi (1939-2009)