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The Wink of the Mona Lisa and Other Stories from the Gulf

Al Murr, Mohammad (translated from the Arabic by Jack Briggs)

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ISBN 10: 1860630766 / ISBN 13: 9781860630767
Published by Motivate Publishing, Dubi, United Arab Emirates, 1998
Used Condition: As New Soft cover
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White pictorial wraps. Now in protective wrap. From the Preface: "Up to the middle of this century [20th], the effort of survival in the Gulf had created characters with tremendous resistance to adversity, in all its facets, and with great pride in their origins and traditions. The extent of their hospitality, their impeccable manners and their code of conduct, given the unrelenting austerity of their lives at that time were incredible. Nevertheless, they were human, with very human feelings and failings. One of the great strengths of Mohammad Al Murr's tales is that they allow the reader to see all sides of the characters of those people, and the characters of their descendants in a totally modern environment.". Bookseller Inventory # 14500

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Title: The Wink of the Mona Lisa and Other Stories ...

Publisher: Motivate Publishing, Dubi, United Arab Emirates

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Paperback Edition

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The author lifts away the fašade to find drama, humour and pathos in life, death and the humdrum if daily existence, creating memorable characters whose thoughts and actions endear them to us.

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