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Barakāt, Hudá
Ahl al-hawá. English
Disciples of passion / Hoda Barakat ; translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth
1st ed
Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2005
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PJ7816.A672 A6413 2005    AVAILABLE
Subject Lebanon -- History -- Civil War, 1975-1990 -- Fiction
Lebanon -- History -- Civil War, 1975-1990 -- Social aspects
Subject(s) Hallucinations and illusions -- Fiction
Young men -- Lebanon -- Fiction
Arabic fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English
Physical Description 136 p. ; 23 cm
Review "Disciples of Passion chronicles the civil war in Lebanon through the troubled and sometimes quasi-hallucinatory mind of a youngman 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 and personal responsibilities in wartime." "Marilyn Booth's translation brings to an English-speaking audience one of the Arabic language's finest contemporary novelists. 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."--Jacket
NOTE 532127
Series Middle East literature in translation
Alternate Author Booth, Marilyn

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