Lit & Found: Excerpt from Abbas Beydoun’s ‘Frankenstein’s Mirrors’

From the piece: The invention of a meal, any meal, must be an inspiration—but one that is never wrong. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditTumblrWhatsAppPinterestTelegramPocketSkypeLike this:Like Loading… Sadowsky writes that: In   Frankenstein’s Mirrors, Abbas Beydoun presents a collection of autobiographical vignettes that reflect—and reflect on—moments both in and out of time. Lunch has become something else. Inspiration has got to be involved: light shot into the heart. Lit & Found: Excerpt from Abbas Beydoun’s ‘Frankenstein’s Mirrors’ March 18, 2022March 17, 2022 by mlynxqualey As a “Lit & Found” to accompany our MIRRORS-themed issue, released earlier this week, we turned up “Gluttony” from Abbas Beydoun’s Frankenstein’s Mirrors, translated by Lily Sadowsky. Each chapter captures an experience, however fleeting, as it ripples around the author’s life in often unexpected ways. In it, Beydoun explores the delights of eating at the edges of language. How did they think to mix oil with garlic and tahini? How did they think to fry coriander with garlic? Each time, as if by instinct, we discover something that is right—and provably so. Surely, imagination alone is insufficient. Read it all at The Markaz Review. Our world has been changed ever since. Each day, in fact, brings new proof. Though self-contained, the chapters work together to form a more perfect whole, to elucidate unnamed relationships and to paint the portrait not only of a particular man but also of the subjectivity he comes to represent. Surely, a discovery like that is no less important than the discovery of Earth’s gravitational pull.

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