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Beer in the Snooker Club

Ghali, Waguih

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ISBN 10: 1852421088 / ISBN 13: 9781852421083
Verlag: Serpent's Tail, US, 1987
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Softcover
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Titel: Beer in the Snooker Club

Verlag: Serpent's Tail, US

Erscheinungsdatum: 1987

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Very Good

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Set amidst the turbulence of 1950s Cairo, Beer in the Snooker Club is the story of Ram Bey, an over-educated, under-ambitious young Egyptian struggling to find out where he fits in. Ram?s favorite haunt is the fashionable Cairo Snooker Club, whose members strive to emulate English gentility; but his best friends are young intellectuals who devour the works of Sartre and engage in dangerous revolutionary activities to support Egyptian independence. By turns biting and comic, Beer in the Snooker Club ? the first and only book by Waguih Ghali ? became a cult classic when it was first published and remains a timeless portrait of a loveable rogue coming of age in turbulent times.

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Behind the bar at Jameel's in Cairo hang two mugs engraved with the names of Ram and Font. During their years together in London, they drank many a pint of Bass from these mugs. But there is no Bass in Nasser's Egypt, so Ram and Font have to make do with a heady mixture of beer, vodka and whisky. Yearning for Bass they long to be far from a revolution that neither serves the people nor allows their rich aunts to live the life of leisure they are accustomed to. Stranded between two cultures, Ram and Font must choose between dangerous political opposition and reluctant acquiescence. First published in 1964, Beer in the Snooker Club is a classic of the literature of emigration.

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