Thursday, 25 July 2013

WRITERS ON WRITING #35: Mahmoud Saeed

In my opinion, writing about torture is the best way to eliminate such barbaric practices: the harsh treatment of prisoners and even the mistreatment of ordinary people. Reproducing these crimes in art will highlight the ugliness, but most writers flee from this kind of creativity, because describing the suffering of others is very difficult.  Not every writer can expose it.  Writing about what lurks in the shadows is easier than writing about the real horrors of this life.

Finding the Needle in the Haystack (November 2012)

Click HERE to read the full interview with Iraqi novelist MAHMOUD SAEED posted on the excellent Wordpress blog Arabic Literature (in English) created and maintained by M. LYNX QUALEY.

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