Preface 71. Bsharri 112. Off to the New World 253. Back to His Roots 334. Tragic Events 415. Beginnings 496. The City of Light 597. 'Beloved Mary' 798. New York 859. May 10110. World War I 10911. From Nature towards Infinity 12312. The Pen League 13113. The Prophet 13914. 'The Winged Self ' 14915. 'Let Me Sleep' 15916. After Death 171Acknowledgments 179Bibliography 180
Alexandre Najjar was born in Lebanon in 1967. A lawyer and literary critic, he has won many prizes for his writing, among them the Prix de Poesie de la Ville de Paris, the France-Liban Prize and the Amsterdam Prize. Najjar is the author of The School of War, The Silence of My Father (forthcoming, 2009), both Telegram, as well as several books in French.