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Haddad, Hubert

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1947-    ) Tunisian-born poet, playwright and author, in France from 1950, active as a poet from the mid-1960s. His fiction is generically various, and may often be defined in terms of its diverse and ambitious transactions between myth and the quotidian (see Fantastika). He is of specific sf interest for Corps désirable (2015; trans Alyson Waters as Desirable Body 2018), whose protagonist, after suffering total paralysis in an accident, is given a body transplant (see Medicine); his existential problems with Identity Exchange (though the body is without consciousness), and Sex with an old lover aroused by the difference and the sameness, are conveyed with some metaphysical intensity (see Mainstream Writers of SF). [JC]

Hubert Abraham Haddad

born Tunis, Tunisia: 10 March 1947

works (highly selected)

  • Corps désirable (Paris: Éditions Zulma, 2015) [binding unknown/]
    • Desirable Body (New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2018) [trans by Alyson Waters of the above: pb/]


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