Sons of the Prophet

Illness is also the dominant metaphor in Stephen Karam’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Sons of the Prophet. Karam, like Sontag, disabuses his audience of the idea that there’s something noble or romantic about suffering. Whereas Sontag cites close readings of literary references on illness, Karam locates the subject in one Lebanese American family, providing them with a store of dyspeptic fits of rage and wit.

Source: Sons of the Prophet in the Kingdom of the Sick and the Well – By jeffrey-edalatpour – SF Weekly

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