The Arabian Nightmare

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Arabian Nightmare by Robert Irwin:

Robert Irwin's The Arabian Nightmare from Overlook

 

This brilliant book communicates its own obsessive thought-patterns to the reader in a way that dissolves the boundaries between literature, dream and magic. I’m not sure I’ve ever managed to leave Cairo even now. [via]

 

 

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