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Disciples of Passion by Hoda Barakat
Book DescriptionDisciples of Passion chronicles the civil war in Lebanon through the troubled and sometimes quasi-hallucinatory mind of a young man who has experienced kidnapping, hostage exchange, and hospital internment. As he recalls his village childhood and recounts his relationship with a woman of a different faith, his fragmented narrative probes the uncertainties of political testimonial and ascriptions of responsibility in wartime. Marilyn Booth's fluid translation brings to an English audience one of the Arabic language's finest contemporary novelists. Widely celebrated in France, where she currently lives in exile (from Lebanon), Hoda Barakat writes from personal experience: her novels focus on the civil war in Lebanon and how it shaped the lives of people marginalized by the conflict. Compelling scenarios of war and its aftermath of suffering and destruction are integrated into subtle psychological portraits - with protagonists often propelled into unexpected action.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815608332
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Hoda Barakat
Hoda Barakat's Sayyidi wa Habibi, Paperback (October 2013)
Set during the Lebanese Civil war, this intriguing novel features eloquent prose that keeps readers engaged until the last line, this book provides introductory materials, a short biography of the author, and exercises that develop linguistic and cultural competencies.
Tiller of Waters, Paperback (October 2004)» View all books by Hoda Barakat
This spellbinding novel narrates the many-layered recollections of a hallucinating man in devastated Beirut. The desolate, almost surreal, urban landscape is enriched by the unfolding of the family sagas of Niqula Mitri and his beloved Shamsa.
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Author Biography - Hoda Barakat
Hoda Barakat has received critical acclaim in the Arab world and abroad. Three of her books have been translated into French, and she was awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Prizefor her novel, The Tiller of Waters, and the Al-Nagid Award for The Stone of Laughter. Marilyn Booth is associate professor of comparative literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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