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The Seven Veils Of Seth

Author : Ibrahim Al-Koni
ISBN : 1859642020
Genre : Fiction
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Draws on the tension between the two opposing visions of Seth to create a novel that also provides a vivid account of daily life in a Tuareg oasis.
Category: Fiction

The Seven Veils Of Seth

Author : كوني، إبراهيم
ISBN : 9774162226
Genre : Arabic fiction
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Category: Arabic fiction

Ancient Greek Myth In World Fiction Since 1989

Author : Justine McConnell
ISBN : 9781472579393
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989 explores the diverse ways that contemporary world fiction has engaged with ancient Greek myth. Whether as a framing device, or a filter, or via resonances and parallels, Greek myth has proven fruitful for many writers of fiction since the end of the Cold War. This volume examines the varied ways that writers from around the world have turned to classical antiquity to articulate their own contemporary concerns. Featuring contributions by an international group of scholars from a number of disciplines, the volume offers a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach to contemporary literature from around the world. Analysing a range of significant authors and works, not usually brought together in one place, the book introduces readers to some less-familiar fiction, while demonstrating the central place that classical literature can claim in the global literary curriculum of the third millennium. The modern fiction covered is as varied as the acclaimed North American television series The Wire, contemporary Arab fiction, the Japanese novels of Haruki Murakami and the works of New Zealand's foremost Maori writer, Witi Ihimaera.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Scarecrow

Author : Ibrahim al-Koni
ISBN : 9781477302521
Genre : Fiction
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The Scarecrow is the final volume of Ibrahim al-Koni's Oasis trilogy, which chronicles the founding, flourishing, and decline of a Saharan oasis. Fittingly, this continuation of a tale of greed and corruption opens with a meeting of the conspirators who assassinated the community's leader at the end of the previous novel, The Puppet. They punished him for opposing the use of gold in business transactions—a symptom of a critical break with their nomadic past—and now they must search for a leader who shares their fetishistic love of gold. A desert retreat inspires the group to select a leader at random, but their "choice," it appears, is not entirely human. This interloper from the spirit world proves a self-righteous despot, whose intolerance of humanity presages disaster for an oasis besieged by an international alliance. Though al-Koni has repeatedly stressed that he is not a political author, readers may see parallels not only to a former Libyan ruler but to other tyrants—past and present—who appear as hollow as a scarecrow.
Category: Fiction

The Puppet

Author : Ibrahim al-Koni
ISBN : 9780292723351
Genre : Fiction
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The Puppet, a mythic tale of greed and political corruption, traces the rise, flourishing, and demise of a Saharan oasis community. Aghulli, a noble if obtuse man who has been chosen leader of the oasis, hankers after the traditional nomadic pastoralist life of the Tuareg. He sees commerce (understood as including trade in gold, marriage, agriculture, and even recreation) as the prime culprit in the loss of the nomadic ethos. Thus he is devastated to learn that his supporters are hoarding gold. The novel's title notwithstanding, the author has stressed repeatedly that he is not a political author. He says that The Puppet portrays a good man who has been asked to lead a corrupt society. The subplot about star-crossed young lovers introduces a Sufi theme of the possibility of transforming carnal into mystical love. The Puppet, though, is first and foremost a gripping, expertly crafted tale of bloody betrayal and revenge inspired by gold lust and an ancient love affair.
Category: Fiction

Literature From The Axis Of Evil

Author : Words Borders
ISBN : 9781595585790
Genre : Literary Collections
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Subject of a full-length segment on Morning Edition when it first appeared in hardcover, Literature from the “Axis of Evil” quickly went to the top of the Amazon bestseller list. Its publication was celebrated by authors including Azar Nafisi and Alice Walker, and the Bloomsbury Review named it a “book of the year.” In thirty-five works of fiction and poetry, writers from countries Americans have not been allowed to hear from—until the Treasury Department revised its regulations recently—offer an invaluable window on daily life in “enemy nations” and humanize the individuals living there. The book includes works from Syria, Lybia, the Sudan, Cuba, as well as from Iran, Iraq, and North Korea. As editor Alane Mason writes in the introduction, “Not knowing what the rest of the world is thinking and writing is both dangerous and boring.”
Category: Literary Collections


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ISBN : IND:30000125195267
Genre : Arabic literature
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Author : Jumānah Sallūm Ḥaddād
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132228029
Genre : Fiction
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'Madinah' - the Arabic word for 'city' - may conjure labyrinthine streets and the hustle and bustle of the souq in Westerners' minds, but for the inhabitants of the Middle East it is a much more mercurial thing, and one that's changing today faster than ever.Here - in ten urban stories set across the region - the city reveals itself through a vibrant array of characters: from the celebrated author collecting an award in the city that exiled him decades before, to the forlorn lover waiting at a rendezvous as government officials raid nearby shops, confiscating 'wanton' Valentine's Day roses.Whilst engineers race to complete another 'world's tallest building' in Dubai, and American helicopters patrol the Martyrs Bridge in Baghdad, we realise it is the people, and not the landmarks, that define these places; like the language student in Beirut who tries to make a joke of being 'war-broken' to her friends, or the Israeli General who invites guests to his office to watch promo videos for the tank that will 'win the next war' whilst eating biscuits and reciting poetry.For all we think we know of the conflict and exoticism of the region, nothing opens more doors to what we don't than its writing. Here, ten short stories by new and established writers have been selected and translated in English for the first time, to open just such a door...
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Author : Amir Tag Elsir
ISBN : 9789927118067
Genre : Fiction
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A Sudanese writer begins to suspect that one of his most idiosyncratic characters from a recent novel resembles – in an uncanny, terrifying way – a real person he has never met. Since he condemned this character to an untimely death in the novel, should he attempt to save this real man from a similar fate? Set in both sides of Khartoum – the bustling capital city and the neglected, poverty-stricken underbelly – this is a novel of unreliable narrators, of insane asylums and of the dubious relationship between imagination and reality.
Category: Fiction

Gold Dust

Author : Ibrahim al-Koni
ISBN : 9781617970696
Genre : Fiction
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Rejected by his tribe and hunted by the kin of the man he killed, Ukhayyad and his thoroughbred camel flee across the desolate Tuareg deserts of the Sahara. Between bloody wars against the Italians in the north and famine raging in the south, Ukhayyad rides for the remote rock caves of Jebel Hasawna. There, he says farewell to the mount who has been his companion through thirst, disease, lust, and loneliness. Alone in the desert, haunted by the prophetic cave paintings of ancient hunting scenes and the cries of jinn in the night, Ukhayyad awaits the arrival of his pursuers and their insatiable hunger for blood and gold. Gold Dust is a classic story of the brotherhood between man and beast, the thread of companionship that is all the difference between life and death in the desert. It is a story of the fight to endure in a world of limitless and waterless wastes, and a parable of the struggle to survive in the most dangerous landscape of all: human society.
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A Land Without Jasmine

Author : Wajdī Ahdal
ISBN : 1859643108
Genre : Fiction
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Under the watchful eyes of the men in her community the beautiful, virtuous Jasmine goes about her daily business, keeping to herself and avoiding the male gaze at all costs. That is until one Valentine's Day, when this beguiling creature vanishes without a trace. As details surrounding her sudden disappearance emerge the mystery deepens. Sexual depravity, honour, obsession... the motives are numerous and the suspects plentiful. It seems that everyone wants a piece of the charming young student. Family, friends, fellow students and nosey neighbours are quick to make their own judgements on the case, but the truth may be far stranger than anyone anticipates. Wajdi al-Ahdal is a Yemini novelist with a fresh and provocative voice. His works are often controversial and A Land Without Jasmine is no exception, candidly exploring coming of age in a land of sexual repression. He is the author of four novels and four short story collections, and was nominated for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2008 for his novel The Quarantine Philosopher.
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The Bandlet Of Righteousness

Author : Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
ISBN : UOM:39015069566530
Genre : Ethiopic language
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Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105005605287
Genre : American literature
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Author : Randy Winland
ISBN : 9781467110600
Genre : History
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The city of Marion has a rich heritage unique among Midwestern towns. It is the home of a president of the United States, a Miss America, manufacturers that revolutionized agriculture and mining, an inventor with over 100 patents, a renowned sanatorium, and even a world-class popcorn-machine museum. Once known as "Shovel City" due to its numerous power-shovel manufacturers, the city of Marion, with its strong industrial base and transportation network, forms an important crossroads in the "Heart of Ohio."
Category: History