Elias Khoury As Though She Were Sleeping

ISBN 13: 9780857050526

As Though She Were Sleeping

 
9780857050526: As Though She Were Sleeping
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Beirut in the 1930s: a young woman has the gift of seeing the past in her dreams, and she can also predict the future. Over the course of three nights, Milia recalls her love affair with Mansour, between Beirut and Nazareth, and dreams of episodes in the lives of her family: of a grandmother who regains her virginity after the birth of her son; of the bizarre death of an uncle, who accidentally hangs himself by a church-bell rope; of her relationship with her mother. Dreams are a way to escape all forms of oppression, whether from family, religion or politics; Milia's visions are of a kind of Garden of Eden, of frangipani trees and orange blossom, and yet she foretells the political and social transformations to come: Jewish immigration to Palestine, the influence of foreign Christian missions and the Westernization of morality. As Though She Were Sleeping is a reminder of what life once was in the Middle East; Elias Khoury has again crafted a compelling and many-layered narrative of great sensuality.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Elias Khoury is the author of twelve novels, four volumes of literary criticism and three plays. He was editor-in-chief of the cultural supplement of Beirut's daily newspaper, An-Nahar, and is Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. Humphrey Davies has been awarded the Banipal Prize for his translation of Khoury's Gate of the Sun, and the prize for Best Translation of 2007 by the Society of Authors for Alaa Al Aswany's The Yacoubian Building.

Review:

'Vivid and powerful ... Khoury's new novel provides unusually stimulating pleasure' Guy Mannes-Abbott, Independent. Independent 'Khoury provides an insider's view of communities at the confluence of centuries of conflict between region, race and politics' Val Nolan, Irish Examiner. Irish Examiner 'An Arab Spring of a very different sort' Tariq Ali, Guardian Books of the Year. Tariq Ali 'Mr Khoury's words tumble over the pages in enthralling but sometimes elusive prose. But it is all the more mesmerising for being so' The Economist. Economist

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780857050519: As Though She Were Sleeping

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0857050516 ISBN 13:  9780857050519
Publisher: Maclehose Press Quercus, 2011
Hardcover

9780857050533: As Though She Were Sleeping

Archip..., 2012
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Elias Khoury
Published by Quercus Publishing, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0857050524 ISBN 13: 9780857050526
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Quercus Publishing, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. UK airports ed. Language: English . Brand New Book. Beirut in the 1930s: a young woman has the gift of seeing the past in her dreams, and she can also predict the future. Over the course of three nights, Milia recalls her love affair with Mansour, between Beirut and Nazareth, and dreams of episodes in the lives of her family: of a grandmother who regains her virginity after the birth of her son; of the bizarre death of an uncle, who accidentally hangs himself by a church-bell rope; of her relationship with her mother. Dreams are a way to escape all forms of oppression, whether from family, religion or politics; Milia s visions are of a kind of Garden of Eden, of frangipani trees and orange blossom, and yet she foretells the political and social transformations to come: Jewish immigration to Palestine, the influence of foreign Christian missions and the Westernization of morality. As Though She Were Sleeping is a reminder of what life once was in the Middle East; Elias Khoury has again crafted a compelling and many-layered narrative of great sensuality. Seller Inventory # CBL9780857050526

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Elias Khoury
Published by Quercus Publishing, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0857050524 ISBN 13: 9780857050526
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Quercus Publishing, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. UK airports ed. Language: English . Brand New Book. Beirut in the 1930s: a young woman has the gift of seeing the past in her dreams, and she can also predict the future. Over the course of three nights, Milia recalls her love affair with Mansour, between Beirut and Nazareth, and dreams of episodes in the lives of her family: of a grandmother who regains her virginity after the birth of her son; of the bizarre death of an uncle, who accidentally hangs himself by a church-bell rope; of her relationship with her mother. Dreams are a way to escape all forms of oppression, whether from family, religion or politics; Milia s visions are of a kind of Garden of Eden, of frangipani trees and orange blossom, and yet she foretells the political and social transformations to come: Jewish immigration to Palestine, the influence of foreign Christian missions and the Westernization of morality. As Though She Were Sleeping is a reminder of what life once was in the Middle East; Elias Khoury has again crafted a compelling and many-layered narrative of great sensuality. Seller Inventory # CBL9780857050526

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds