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The hakawati

作者: Rabih Alameddine
出版商: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
版本/格式:   Print book : 小說 : 英語 : 1st ed所有版本和格式的總覽
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In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. The city is a shell of the Beirut Osama remembers, but he and his friends and family take solace in the things that have always sustained them: gossip, laughter, and, above all, stories. Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching stories--of his arrival in Lebanon, an orphan of  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: Fiction
其他的實體格式: Online version:
Alameddine, Rabih.
Hakawati.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
(OCoLC)608570861
資料類型: 小說, 網際網路資源
文件類型: 圖書, 網路資源
所有的作者/貢獻者: Rabih Alameddine
ISBN: 9780307266798 0307266796 9780307386274 0307386279
OCLC系統控制編碼: 167764279
描述: 513 pages ; 25 cm
責任: Rabih Alameddine.
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In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. The city is a shell of the Beirut Osama remembers, but he and his friends and family take solace in the things that have always sustained them: gossip, laughter, and, above all, stories. Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching stories--of his arrival in Lebanon, an orphan of the Turkish wars, and of how he earned the name al-Kharrat, the fibster--are interwoven with classic tales of the Middle East, stunningly reimagined. Here are Abraham and Isaac; Ishmael, father of the Arab tribes; the ancient, fabled Fatima; and Baybars, the slave prince who vanquished the Crusaders. Here, too, are contemporary Lebanese whose stories tell a larger, heartbreaking tale of seemingly endless war--and of survival.--From publisher description.

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