Leyla El Sayed Hussein  |  Creative and Critical Writings  |  2021  |  Lebanon
How did modern Arabic literature address the issue of the whole’s relation to its parts? The point is not novelistic unity, but rather the dive into the sub-relations between the parts of letters, words, sentences and texts as disrupted units. How can we imagine a bridge linking mereology with its architectural applications on one hand, and literary practice on the other? In the fictional autobiographies field, and based on an advanced experience in architecture, the author explores this possibility directly through the act of writing.