Jalal Toufic is a thinker and a mortal to death. This second edition of a collection of his essays whirls around the appearance of the unworldly in art, culture, history, and the present.
Of Iraqi and Palestinian descent, he writes here about the appearance of the unworldly in art, culture, history and the present. Fiercely committed to the public accessibility of knowledge, Toufic makes most of his work available as PDFs on his website, www.jalaltoufic.com, so that his books “continue to be forthcoming even after their publication…” First published by Atelos Press in 2000, Forthcoming, with its essays on critical theory, Middle Eastern film, Qur’a¯ nic Prophets and the image culture of Christy Turlington, is an intensely thoughtful and wildly entertaining read.
Softcover, 4 1/4 x 7 inches, 296 pp, 2nd Edition, October 2014