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Sammān, Ghādah

Overview
Works: 159 works in 493 publications in 5 languages and 3,033 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  Records and correspondence  Biography  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PJ7862.A584, 892.736
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Beirut nightmares by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in Arabic and English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beirut Nightmares is set at the height of the Lebanese Civil War. The narrator, trapped in her flat for two weeks by street battles and sniper fire, writes a series of vignettes peopled by an extraordinary cast of characters, some drawn from the amazing waking world and others living only in the sleeping minds of those suffering in the conflict. A pet shop next to the house is filled with terrified animals; the narrator visits them every night and finds that their sufferings parallel those of her innocent and defenceless neighbours in the city streets. A display in an abandoned shop window comes to life as the mannequins step out and join life in the cafes before coming to a terrible end. Beirut Nightmares is a vivid account of the engulfing experience of civil strife, and an exploration of its effects on a people and their country. It exposes the absurdity of the conflict about religious differences; it reveals the hidden causes in a society driven by privilege and it probes the sense of disorientation and disintegration, the loss of trust and alienation which came from the war. First published in Arabic, Beirut Nightmares has been published in Polish, German, French, Italian and Russian
The square moon : supernatural tales by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories on the culture clash experienced by Lebanese war refugees in Paris. The stories follow men and women as they adjust to Western mores, in particular the more liberal relations between the sexes
Beirut '75 : a novel by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Lebanon during the war, the lives of five strangers brought together by a communal taxi ride. The protagonists include a woman who gives up teaching in a convent to become a man's mistress, an unemployed individual who becomes a thief, and a fisherman who wants his son to stop studying and enter the family business
The night of the first billion : a novel by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in Geneva, Switzerland, around the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, this intricately plotted novel probes the emotional misfortunes of Arab men and women fleeing the horror of war only to find their ways of life constantly challenged by their foreign surroundings. The author's scalding critique of the Lebanese situation resonates with strong sociopolitical issues. Here are telling portraits of class oppression and the role of women in Arab society, the treatments of war and sexuality, of immigration, of cultural assimilation and nationalism." "Far from home and out of harm's way, Samman's Lebanese exiles repeat and replay the same conflicts that tormented them in their own land even as it is under siege. The Night of the First Billion is a reminder that the only genuine security is to be found in the courageous willingness to confront, challenge, and finally to ease suffering."--Jacket
Lā baḥr fī Bayrūt-- : qiṣaṣ by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
20 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Layl al-ghurabāʼ by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
16 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
al-Qamar al-murabbaʻ : qiṣaṣ gharāʼibīyah by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in Arabic and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories on the culture clash experienced by Lebanese war refugees in Paris. The stories follow men and women as they adjust to Western mores, in particular the more liberal relations between the sexes
Laylat al-milyār : riwāyah by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in Arabic and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bayrūt 75 : riwāyah by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman fra Beirut før borgerkrigen, skrevet af en libanesisk forfatterinde
Aʻlantu ʻalayka al-ḥubb by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
15 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
al-Aʻmāq al-muḥtallah by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in Arabic and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ḥubb by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in Arabic and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ashhadu ʻaksa al-rīh by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in Arabic and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ṣaffārat indhār dākhil raʼsī by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in Arabic and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ghurbah taḥta al-ṣifr by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in Arabic and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
ʻAynāka qadarī : qiṣaṣ by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Noveller af en libanesisk forfatterinde
al-Riwāyah al-mustaḥīlah : fusayfasāʼ Dimashqīyah : riwāyah by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel
Sahrah tanakkurīyah lil-mawtá : riwāyah by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel
ʻĀshiqah fī miḥbarah by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raḥīl al-marāfiʼ al-qadīmah : qiṣaṣ by Ghādah Sammān( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in Arabic and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
al-Sammān, Ghādah 1942-
Daouq, Ghada
Daouq Ghada 1942-....
Dāʿūq, Ġādat͏̈
Dāʿūq Ġādaẗ 1942-....
Ġāda Aḥmad as-Sammān 1942-
Ġādaẗ al-Sammān
Ġādaẗ al-Sammān 1942-...
Ġādat as-Sammān 1942-
Ghada as Samman
Ghādah Aḥmad al-Sammān 1942-
Ghādah al-Sammān
Ghādah al-Sammān 1942-
Ghādat al-Sammān 1942-
Samān, Ġāda Aḥmad al-, 1942-
Samān, Ġāda al-, 1942-
Samman As, Ghada.
Sammān, Ḡāda
Sammān, Ḡāda, 1942-
Sammān, Ġāda Aḥmad as- 1942-
Sammān, Ġāda al-, 1942-
Sammān, Ḡāda as, 1942-
Sammān, Ġādat as- 1942-
Samman, Ghada
Samman Ghada 1942-....
Samman, Ghada As.
Samman, Ghada fl.20.Jh
Samman, Ghadah
Sammān, Ghādah al, 1942-
الداعوق, غادة 1942-...
السَّمّان، غَادة
‏السمان، غادة‏، 1942-
سمان، غادة
سمان، غادة, 1942-
غادة السمان
غادة السمان، 1942-
Languages
Arabic (239)
English (15)
Spanish (3)
German (2)
French (1)
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