The Beirut Book

Lebanon Traveler - - BOOKS -

Trilin­gual in French, Ara­bic and English, “The Beirut Book” (Tamyras, Oct 2014) fea­tures il­lus­tra­tions in­spired by the com­mon blue enam­eled plates on the walls of ev­ery cor­ner of Beirut. Tak­ing fa­mous quotes and in­sert­ing the word “Beirut,” in­spi­ra­tion for the book’s con­tent was gath­ered at the Beirut Fran­co­phone Book Fair in 2013 with strangers, lo­cal celebri­ties, au­thors and pass­ing celebri­ties sug­gest­ing quotes. The book per­fectly cap­tures the va­ri­ety of emo­tions that Beirut arouses in quotes such as “Beirut smells like teen spirit” and “Beirut. This in­hu­man place makes hu­man mon­sters.” LL75,000

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