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Water On Fire: A Memoir of War by Tarek El-Ariss | Online

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In this evocative, insightful memoir, El-Ariss revisits his childhood in war-torn Lebanon and his family's fascinating history, coming to terms with trauma and desire.

Alternating between his perspective as a child and as an adult, El-Ariss explores how we live with trauma, poignantly illustrating the profound impact of war on our perception of the world, our fears and longings.

About the Author

El-Ariss is the James Wright Professor and Chair of Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth College and was a Guggenheim Fellow. Trained in philosophy, comparative literature, and visual and cultural studies at the American University of Beirut, the University of Rochester, and Cornell University, he is the author of Trials of Arab Modernity and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age.

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