9780385473828

Beirut Blues: A Novel

ISBN 10: 0385473826 / 0-385-47382-6
ISBN 13: 9780385473828
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Softcover
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With the acclaim won by her first two novels, Hanan al-Shaykh established herself as the Arab world's foremost woman writer. Beirut Blues, published to similar acclaim, further confirms her place in Arabic literature, and brings her writing to a new, groundbreaking level.The daring fragmented structure of this epistolary novel mirrors the chaos surrounding the heroine, Asmahan, as she futilely writes letters to her loved ones, to her friends, to Beirut, and to the war itself--letters of lament that are never to be answered except with their own resounding echoes. In Beirut Blues, Hanan al-Shaykh evokes a Beirut that has been seen by few, and that will never be seen again.


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"'Beirut Blues', eloquently translated by Catherine Cobham....contributes significantly to an emergent corpus of Arab women's writing."

Salman Rushdie

Review:

"Warm and hauntingly melancholic novel about an intrepid and defiant middle-aged Muslim woman, whose narrative letters reflect the improvised solos of blues music, in the war-torn city of Beirut."

Nation, 06/19/1995

 

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Book Description: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 205 x 133 mm. Brand New Book. Asmahan writes letters - to make sense of her life and to preserve her fond memories of Beirut as it existed before civil strife destroyed it forever. Evocative, sensual, funny, and poignant, the letters - which are unlikely to ever reach their destinations - conjure up, with passion and disarming honesty, a woman s life and loves in a ravaged city, as well as her sense of being a hostage in her own country. As she writes, one story grows out of another. Vividly, passionately, and yet with clear-sighted humor, she records the astonishing details of her existence, her feelings about lovers past and present, her family, her reactions to the war and its violent social and political upheavals, as well as her relationships with other women who have responded to the chaos in radically different ways. What emerges is an intimate, engaging portrait and a delicately interwoven pattern of events and characters. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780385473828

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