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Titel: Gate of the Sun
Verlag: Harvill Secker, London
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good
Signiert: By Author
Art des Buches: Used
Hardcover. Signed by author on title page. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped. Several pages have pencil annotations. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 421722
Inhaltsangabe: I didn't fight, my dear man, for land or for history. I fought for the woman I loved. In a makeshift hospital in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Beirut, Yunis, an aging Palestinian freedom fighter, lies in a coma. His spiritual son Dr Khaleel - who has no real medical qualifications - nurses the older man, refusing to admit that his hero may never regain consciousness. In an attempt to revive his patient, Khaleel, like a modern-day Sheherazade, begins telling Yunis the stories of their people's exile in Lebanon: their flight from Galilee in 1948; the violence of the 1950s; the massacre at the Shatila camp in 1982. He evokes deserted peasant villages, the suffering caused by the Lebanese civil war and the refugees' hopes to return home with a subtle mixture of anger and compassion. Khaleel also narrates Yunis' own extraordinary life: his childhood in Palestine and his commitment as a member of the fedayeen; perpetually on the run, fighting and hiding in caves. Interweaving many true-life tales collected throughout Lebanon and its refugee camps over the course of seven years, Elias Khoury has created a monumental and spellbinding saga, putting human faces to a political tragedy, which remains at the forefront of the news even today.
"Brilliant ... Elias Khoury, along with Mahmoud Darwish, is an artist giving voice to rooted exiles and trapped refugees, to dissolving boundaries and changing identities, to radical demands and new languages" (Edward Said)
"He creates his very own, and very believable, newly coined mythologies...[the] result is a work of remarkable suspense... poetic and mysterious" (Nicholas Blincoe Daily Telegraph)
" Gate of the Sun is an imposingly rich and realistic novel, a genuine masterwork" ( New York Times Book Review)
"The word 'brilliant' is etched across Khoury's new novel... It's a novel that will outlive us" ( Independent)
"In Gate of the Sun, a character dreams of writing a 'book without a beginning or end... an epic of the Palestinian people'... Khoury's monumental novel is in a sense that groundbreaking book" ( Guardian)
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