The Modern Arabic Novel

Back in January, the New Yorker had a great article reviewing the state of the modern Arabic novel.  It’s worth reading as, I’m guessing that, like me, you know absolutely nothing about Arabic novels – and there’s a lot to know (and a lot of it is very subtle).

If you want to skip the article, I created an Amazon Wishlist where you can see all the books.  As  I was building the wishlist, I noticed an interesting phenomena.  These books are almost always bought together.  Take a look at the screenshot below.  All seven of those books are in the list:

I wonder if these were always bought together or if the New Yorker article caused them to be clustered together.  Ah, the magic of Amazon and collaborative filtering…