Poet Arrested in Jordan for Insulting Islam

by Staff
10.22.08

Jordanian poet and journalist Islam Samhan was arrested on Tuesday and charged with insulting Islam for using verses from the Quran, the Muslim holy text, in love poems from his recently published collection Grace Like a Shadow, the Associated Press reported. Jordanian law prohibits any writing deemed offensive to Islam or the prophet Muhammad. 

Publisher Plans Memorial for David Foster Wallace

by Staff
10.10.08

Little, Brown, the publisher of Infinte Jest (1996) and five other books by David Foster Wallace, has organized a memorial for the author, who committed suicide on September 12 at age forty-six. On October 23 Wallace's friends and colleagues will gather in New York City at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts to share their words about the prolific fiction writer and essayist. 

 

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