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City Gates

(1993)
(Gate of the City)
A novel by

 
 
Drawing on the traditions of Arabic storytelling, Elias Khoury's fable of displacement follows a stranger as he arrives in a gated city and wanders through its labyrinthine streets in search of the city's future--and his own.

City Gates was first published in Arabic in 1981, appearing in English in 1993. It is a further exploration of the theme of exile, dislocation, and identity. His early works show Khoury finding the distinctive voice that explodes in his epic Gate of the Sun.

A stranger arrives at the gates of a city from which everyone appears to have fled. The once besieged and now deserted city is Beirut. City Gates is a fable of displacement and a visionary tale about the consequences of civil war in the Middle East.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gates of the City (Emergent Literatures)
Author(s): Elias Khoury
ISBN: 0-8166-2224-8 / 978-0-8166-2224-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
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Paperback Editions

September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: City Gates
Author(s): Elias Khoury
ISBN: 0-312-42715-8 / 978-0-312-42715-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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November 2007 : Paperback
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Title: City Gates
Author(s): Elias Khoury
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

November 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: City Gates
Author(s): Elias Khoury
Publisher: Picador
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