Jalal Toufic,

writer, artist
Born in 1962 in Beirut or Baghdad, Jalal Toufic is a thinker and a mortal to death. He is the author of, among other books, Graziella: The Corrected Edition (2009), The Withdrawal of Tradition Past a Surpassing Disaster (2009), Undeserving Lebanon (2007), Two or Three Things I’m Dying to Tell You (2005), Forthcoming (2000), (Vampires): An Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film (1993; 2nd ed., 2003), and Distracted (1991; 2nd ed., 2003). Most of his books are available for download as PDF files at his website He is a guest of the 2011 Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD.

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