Year of the Revolutionary New Bread-Making Machine by Hassan Daoud

On Monday, May 2nd we held a discussion of the Year of the Revolutionary New Bread-Making Machine by Hassan Daoud, translated by Randa Jarrar. A poignant, wry portrait of a 1960s Beirut as it burgeons into the future, the book rests around a bakery which acquires a new bread-making machine,  changing the lives and directions of those working and living around it.  A Beirut journalist, Daoud’s writing is elegant, laconic and often very funny.

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