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by Abd al-Rahman Munif,Peter Theroux
1987 ^ a b Munif, Abd al-Rahman (1988). London: Quartet Books. Munif biography in Peter Theroux's translation – Abdelrahman Munif (1987). Translated by Peter Theroux.
Cities of Salt (Cities of Salt Trilogy, Vol 1), New York: Vintage Books. The Trench (Cities of Salt Trilogy, Vol 2), New York: Vintage Books. Variations on Night and Day (Cities of Salt Trilogy, Vol 3), New York: Vintage Books. a b Munif, Abd al-Rahman (1988). New York: Vinatage International. p. 629. ISBN 0-394-75526-X.
Cities of Salt is a novel by Abdul Rahman Munif. It was first published in Beirut in 1984 and was immediately recognized as a major work of Arab literature. It was translated into English by Peter Theroux. The novel, and the quintet of which it is the first volume, describes the far-reaching effects of the discovery of huge reserves of oil under a once-idyllic oasis somewhere on the Arabian peninsula.
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The promise inherent in the creation of a city divided into Arab and American sectors provides the novel's most striking revelation: here not . Bibliographic information. Cities of Salt: A Novel. Translated by. Peter Theroux.
The promise inherent in the creation of a city divided into Arab and American sectors provides the novel's most striking revelation: here not merely two cultures, but two ages, meet and stand apart. Alternatively amused and bewildered by the Americans and their technological novelties, the Arabs sense in their accommodation to modernity the betrayal of their own traditions. Highly recommended, if only for its cross-cultural insights. Lewis, Library Journal.
The small settlement of Wadi al-Uyoun is turned upside down, its oasis, trees, and houses destroyed, its residents forced out. We are introduced to Miteb and his wife and children, who will disappear as other characters are introduced in episodic fashion. Miteb is driven fairly insane by the destruction of his village, and rides away into the desert on his camel. Peter Theroux's translation does a great job of capturing Munif's approach to this world, and his plain, rhythmical prose is beautiful.
Cities of salt is a historical fiction book set in an unnamed Arab country .
Cities of salt is a historical fiction book set in an unnamed Arab country during the first half of the 20th century. It describes the changes in the place, a semi-arid desert, and its local Muslim inhabitants over this time period. CITIES OF SALT is a highly unusual novel because unlike most, its main character is not a human being, but a city, even a country or a culture.
The remarkable life and literary career of Abd al-Rahman Munif, author of the Cities of Salt quintet. Sabry Hafez charts the emergence of Munif's searing fictions. Evocations of desert traditions, foreign interference, the deformities of despotism and lessons of resistance. In spite of partition: Jews, Arabs, and the limits of separatist imagination.
by. ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Munīf.
Cities of salt: a novel/ Abdelrahman Munif; translated from the Arabic by Peter Theroux. 1st Vintage International cd. cm. Translation of: Cities of salt. U514M84131989 CIP 892'. 736-dc19 Manufactured in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 To Ali Munif who departed too soon 0 0 0 TRANSLATOR'S ACKNOWLEDGMENTS am deeply indebted to two people for their help: to my brother Paul for his invaluable support and encour agement, and to Nayef Al-Rodhan, M. D., whose pa tient. It was translated into English by Peter Theroux
Cities of Salt is a novel by Abdul Rahman Munif. The novel, and the quintet of which it is the first volume, describes the far-reaching effects. Cities of Salt is a novel by Abdul Rahman Munif.