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Matar, Hisham 1970-

Works: 35 works in 302 publications in 23 languages and 7,254 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Stream of consciousness fiction  Biography  Travel writing  Bildungsromans  Autobiographies  History  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, Cartographer
Classifications: PR6045.O72, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hisham Matar
In the country of men by Hisham Matar( Book )

122 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 3,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ultimately, this is a novel most concerned with relationships between people - friends, spouses, comrades, and, particularly, parents and their children. Matar movingly charts the ways in which love endures in situtations of great represasion, but salso shows how repression threatens everything, even love, putting relationships under a strain that can be unendurable ... Whatever his subject, Matar writes beautifully"--Bookjacket
Anatomy of a disappearance : a novel by Hisham Matar( Book )

62 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into exile, eleven-year-old Nuri, the son of worldly parents who fled the revolution in their Arab country, is transfixed along with his widowed father by an Arab-English woman who joins their family, a situation that is complicated by Nuri's father's disappearance
Anatomy of a disappearance by Hisham Matar( Recording )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuri is a young boy when his mother dies. It seems that nothing will fill the emptiness her strange death leaves behind in the Cairo apartment he shares with his father--until they meet Mona, sitting in her yellow swimsuit by the pool of the Magda Marina hotel. As soon as Nuri sees her, the rest of the world vanishes. But it is Nuri's father with whom Mona falls in love and whom she eventually marries. And their happiness consumes Nuri to the point where he wishes his father would disappear. Nuri will, however, soon regret what he's wished for. His father, long a dissident in exile from his homeland, is abducted under mysterious circumstances. And as the world that Nuri and his stepmother share is shattered by events beyond their control, they begin to realize how little they knew about the man they both loved
The return : fathers, sons, and the land in between by Hisham Matar( Book )

26 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2012, after the overthrow of Qaddafi, the acclaimed novelist Hisham Matar journeys to his native Libya after an absence of thirty years. When he was twelve, Matar and his family went into political exile. Eight years later Matar's father, a former diplomat and military man turned brave political dissident, was kidnapped from the streets of Cairo by the Libyan government and is believed to have been held in the regime's most notorious prison. Now, the prisons are empty and little hope remains that Jaballah Matar will be found alive. Yet, as the author writes, hope is "persistent and cunning." This book is a profoundly moving family memoir, a brilliant and affecting portrait of a country and a people on the cusp of immense change, and a disturbing and timeless depiction of the monstrous nature of absolute power"--
In the country of men by Hisham Matar( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libya, 1979. Nine-year-old Suleiman's days are circumscribed by the narrow rituals of childhood: outings to the ruins surrounding Tripoli, games with friends played under the burning sun, exotic gifts from his father's constant business trips abroad. But his nights have come to revolve around his mother's increasingly disturbing bedside stories full of old family bitterness. And then one day Suleiman sees his father across the square of a busy marketplace, his face wrapped in a pair of dark sunglasses. Wasn't he supposed to be away on business yet again? Why is he going into that strange building with the green shutters? Why did he lie? Suleiman is soon caught up in a world he cannot hope to understand, where the sound of the telephone ringing becomes a portent of grave danger; where his mother frantically burns his father's cherished books; where a stranger full of sinister questions sits outside in a parked car all day; where his best friend's father can disappear overnight, next to be seen publicly interrogated on state television
Die Rückkehr Auf der Suche nach meinem verlorenen Vater by Hisham Matar( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ausgezeichnet mit dem Pulitzer-Preis 2017 Hisham Matar wuchs als Kind in Libyen auf, doch die Diktatur unter Gaddafi hat seine Familie früh zerstört. Er selbst lebt seit langem in England, sein Vater wurde in das berüchtigtste Gefängnis von Libyen verschleppt. In dem kurzen Zeitfenster nach Gaddafis Sturz und vor dem neuen Bürgerkrieg kehrt Hisham Matar in seine Heimat zurück, um endlich vor Ort nach seinem Vater zu suchen. Sein Buch ist ein bewegendes Dokument. (Quelle:
The wedding of Zein, and other stories by al-Ṭayyib Ṣāliḥ( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Wedding of Zein unfolds in the same village on the upper Nile where Tayeb Salih's tragic masterpiece Season of Migration to the North is set. Here, however, the story that emerges through the overlapping, sometimes contradictory voices of the villagers is comic. Zein is the village idiot, and everyone in the village is dumbfounded when the news goes around that he will be getting married -- Zein the freak, Zein who burst into laughter the moment he was born and has kept women and children laughing ever since, Zein who lost all his teeth at six and whose face is completely hairless, Zein married at last? Zein's particular role in the life of the village has been the peculiar one of falling in love again and again with girls who promptly marry another man. It would be unheard of for him to get married himself. In Tayeb Salih's wonderfully agile telling, the story of how this miracle came to be is one that engages the tensions that exist in the village, or indeed in any community: tensions between the devout and the profane, the poor and the propertied, the modern and the traditional. In the end, however, Zein's ridiculous good luck augurs an ultimate reconciliation, opening a prospect of a world made whole"--Page 4 of cover
Fī bilād al-rijāl by Hisham Matar( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luʼluʼat al-muḥīṭ : riwāyah by Hisham Matar( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Arabic and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the lighthouse by Virginia Woolf( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ramsay family and the one summer spent with their friends in their holiday home in Scotland. Offshore stands the lighthouse; remote, inaccessible, and an external presence in a changing world
Hjemkomsten fedre, sønner og landet imellom by Hisham Matar( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Danish and Norwegian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hisham Matar var 19 år da hans far Jaballa ble kidnappet av Gadaffis sikkerhetspoliti i Kairo. Året var 1990, og Jaballa var politisk dissident. Han ble fraktet tilbake til hjemlandet Libya og fengslet. Hisham fikk aldri se sin far igjen. Først i 2012 kan Hisham reise til Libya i et forsøk på å finne ut av hva som skjedde med Jaballa, som sist ble sett i 2002. «Hjemkomsten» er en fortelling om en sønns leting etter sin far, og om hjemkomsten til et land han trodde han hadde forlatt for alltid. Samtidig gir romanen et innblikk i hva som rører seg politisk og kulturelt i et land som har mistet hele sitt fundament. Omtalen er utarbeidet av BS
Geschichte eines Verschwindens Roman by Hisham Matar( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W kraju mężczyzn by Hisham Matar( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jongeman kijkt terug op de tijd dat hij als 9-jarige getuige was van de onderdrukking en martelingen in het Libië van Khadaffi
Ingen i verden by Hisham Matar( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Norwegian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handlingen i denne romanen er lagt til Tripoli på slutten av 70-tallet, fortalt gjennom opplevelsene til en niåring. Faren hans blir anklaget for konspirasjon mot Gadaffi, og det er sønnen som angir ham. Det er en fortelling om svik og svikere, men også om et fornuftsekteskap og om å leve under et strengt muslimsk regime. Matar debuterte med Ingen i verden, og den ble nominert til en rekke litterære priser
Egy eltűnés anatómiája by Hisham Matar( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Hungarian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mændenes land roman by Hisham Matar( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatomia zniknięcia by Hisham Matar( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire Kerr by Claire Kerr( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zid strahu in Kako si, draga? : Hišam Matar, libijski pisatelj by Hisham Matar( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excitement is the essence of the past : an anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Hisham Matar American writer

Hisham Matar Amerikaans auteur

Hisham Matar écrivain américain

Hisham Matar libyscher Autor

Hisham Matar scriitor american

Hisham Matar scrittore statunitense

Maṭar, Hišām 1970-

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Matar, Hisham Jab' Allah 1970-

Matr, Hisham 1970-

מטאר, הישאם

מטאר, הישאם 1970-

מטאר, הישאם, סופר אמריקאי

מטאר, השאם 1970-

מטר, השאם, 1970-

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