Memories of Our Future
Selected Essays 1982-1999
Introduction by Juan Goytisolo
"Ammiel Alcalay brings to any subject an acute sensitivity to writing and a sophisticated understanding of the way politics works to produce and maintain literature. He is a unique and important figure in contemporary world literature."
"Few contemporary intellectuals can boast of as diverse a range of skills as Ammiel Alcalay. His work is cosmopolitan in the best sense: in an epoch of superficial globalism his approach to the cultures he deals with is always rigorous, always meticulously respectful of particularities and differences. There is no one better qualified to explore the meaning of today's 'culture wars,' locally and globally."