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Disciples of Passion

Disciples of Passion

(2005)
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Disciples of Passion chronicles the civil war in Lebanon through the troubled and sometimes quasi-hallucinatory mind of a young man who has experienced kidnapping, hostage exchange, and hospital internment. As he recalls his village childhood and recounts his relationship with a woman of a different faith, his fragmented narrative probes the uncertainties of political testimonial and ascriptions of responsibility in wartime. Marilyn Booth's fluid translation brings to an English audience one of the Arabic language's finest contemporary novelists. Widely celebrated in France, where she currently lives in exile (from Lebanon), Hoda Barakat writes from personal experience: her novels focus on the civil war in Lebanon and how it shaped the lives of people marginalized by the conflict. Compelling scenarios of war and its aftermath of suffering and destruction are integrated into subtle psychological portraits - with protagonists often propelled into unexpected action.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Disciples of Passion (Middle East Literature In Translation)
Author(s): Hoda Barakat
ISBN: 0-8156-0833-0 / 978-0-8156-0833-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
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Kindle Editions

October 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Disciples of Passion (Middle East Literature In Translation)
Author(s): Hoda Barakat
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
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