Abdelwahab Meddeb (1946 – 5 November 2014) was an award-winning French-language poet, novelist, essayist, translator, editor, cultural critic, political commentator, radio producer, public intellectual and professor of comparative literature at the University of Paris X-Nanterre.

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A MEMRI report about Meddeb's main philosophy and interests: http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/...