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Booth, Marilyn

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Works: 37 works in 161 publications in 2 languages and 6,392 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epistolary fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: PJ7962.A55, 892.736
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Publications about Marilyn Booth
Publications by Marilyn Booth
Most widely held works by Marilyn Booth
May her likes be multiplied biography and gender politics in Egypt by Marilyn Booth( file )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,853 libraries worldwide
This study explores the Arabic tradition of life-writing in Egypt. It examines biographical works by women and uses examples of "famous women" biographies - including Joan of Arc and Jane Austen - to demonstrate how these narratives prescribed complex role models for middle-class girls
Girls of Riyadh by Rajāʼ ʻAbd Allāh Ṣāniʻ( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,418 libraries worldwide
This debut novel, banned in the author's own country, reveals the social, romantic, and sexual tribulations of four young women from the elite classes of Saudi Arabia. Every week after Friday prayers, the anonymous narrator sends an email to the female subscribers of her online chat group. In fifty such emails over the course of a year, we witness the tragicomic reality of four university students negotiating their love lives, their professional success, and their rebellions, large and small, against their cultural traditions. The world these women inhabit is a modern one that contains "Sex and the City," dating, and sneaking out of their parents' houses, and all this causes the girls to collide endlessly with ancient customs. The never-ending cultural conflicts underscore the tumult of being an educated modern woman growing up in the 21st century amid a culture firmly rooted in an ancient way of life.--From publisher description
The loved ones by ʻĀliyah Mamdūḥ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
This winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature mingles memories of the past with the shifting voices of the present when the estranged son of an Iraqi exile flies from his home in Toronto to visit her in Paris. As his ailing mother, the once-vibrant Suhaila, lies in a hospital bed, he acquaints himself with her constellation of close friends. Immediately, he becomes immersed in the complex relationships he has fought so hard to avoid with both his mother and his war-torn homeland. Alia Mamdouh weaves a magical tale of the human condition in this stunning and beautifully written novel of faith, family, and hope
The open door by Laṭīfah Zayyāt( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
"The Open Door is a landmark of women's writing in Arabic; published in 1960, it was very bold for its time in exploring a middle-class Egyptian girl's coming of sexual and political age, in the context of the Egyptian nationalist movement preceding the 1952 revolution. The novel traces the pressures on young women and young men of that time and class as they seek to free themselves of family control and social expectations. Young Layla and her brother become involved in the student activism of the 1940s and early 1950s and in the popular resistance to continued imperialist rule; the story culminates in the 1956 Suez Crisis, when Gamal Abd al-Nasser's nationalization of the Canal led to a British, French, and Israeli invasion."--BOOK JACKET
Harem histories : envisioning places and living spaces by Marilyn Booth( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Harem Historica is an interdisciplinary collection of essays exploring the harem as it was imagined, represented, and experienced in Middle Eastern and North African societies, as well as by visitors to those societies. One theme that threads through the collection is the intimate interrelatedness of West and East evident in encounters within and around the harem, whether in the elite socializing of precolonial Tunis or the popular historical novels published in Instanbul and Cairo from the late nineteenth century onward. Several of the contributors focus on European culture as a repository of harem representations, but most of them tackle indigenous representations of home spaces and their significance for how the bodies of men and women, and girls and boys, were distributed in social space, from early Islamic Mecca to early-twentieth-century Cairo. --Book Jacket
Points of the compass : stories by Saḥar Tawfīq( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
In questioning the place of long-powerful myths and beliefs, she is in the forefront of writers examining the legacy of the Pharaohs as it permeates current Egyptian identities and practices, especially in the countryside. Her characters are shaped by journeys through modern social and economic trials and the ageless troubles of the human spirit and heart
Disciples of passion by Hudá Barakāt( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
"Disciples of Passion chronicles the civil war in Lebanon through the troubled and sometimes quasi-hallucinatory mind of a youngman 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 and personal responsibilities in wartime." "Marilyn Booth's translation brings to an English-speaking audience one of the Arabic language's finest contemporary novelists. 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."--Jacket
Thieves in retirement : a novel by Ḥamdī Abū Julayyil( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
"Hamdi Abu Golayyel offers a portrait of a marginalized Egyptian community, bringing to life the absurd and tragic characters who occupy the margins of society while paying tribute to a historical Cairene neighborhood. By turns comic, reverential, beautiful, and tawdry, the novel reveals a social climate where ruthlessness and goodness seem almost indistinguishable and humanity is on display in all its rich variety." "The novelist's distinctive vision of Egypt's various postmonarchy political regimes and ideologies shapes this dark comedy of human relations and underground pursuits in late twentieth-century Egypt. Through intricate levels of allegory, puns, and double meanings, Abu Golayyel effectively plays on the rhetoric associated with the nationalist government of Gamal Abdel Nasser, including the post-Nasser turn toward international capitalism with its a consumer-oriented economy-and movement away from the workers' rights orientation of the 1960s." "This novel represents a new voice and a new stage in contemporary Arabic literature, as it criticizes official ideologies, whether socialist, capitalist, or Islamist. Abu Golayyel's cast of memorable characters embodies the arbitrariness of life and the search for purpose and dignity in a social milieu that offers little of either. Marilyn Booth's translation renders the novel's delicate levels of diction and rhythm, making this Egyptian novel available to a much-deserved wider audience."--BOOK JACKET
The tiller of waters by Hudá Barakāt( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
"This spellbinding novel narrates the many-layered recollections of a hallucinating man in devastated Beirut. The desolate, almost surreal, urban landscape is enriched by the unfolding of the family sagas of Niqula Mitri and his beloved Shamsa, the Kurdish maid. Mitri reminisces about his Egyptian mother and his father who came back to settle in Beirut after a long stay in Egypt. Both Mitri and his father are textile merchants and see the world through the code of cloth, from the intimacy of linen, velvet, and silk to the most impersonal of synthetics. Shamsa in turn relates her story, the myriad adventures of her parents and grandparents who moved from Iraqi Kurdistan to Beirut. Haunting scenes of pastoral Kurds are juxtaposed against the sedentary decadence of metropolitan residents. Barakat weaves into her sophisticated narrative shreds of scientific discourse about herbal plants and textile crafts, customs and manners of Arabs, Armenians, and Kurds, mythological figures from ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, and Arabia, the theosophy of the African Dogons and the medieval Byzantines, and historical accounts of the Crusades in the Holy Land and the silk route to China."--Publisher description
Stories by Egyptian women : my grandmother's cactus ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
"Egyptian Women have been writing short stories since the 1890s and have made a special contribution to the development of the genre in the twentieth century. This collection presents eight short-story writers whose work began to emerge in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are exploring new themes, linguistic and symbolic fields, and literary structures. Some are trying to break down traditional genre boundaries, while others are exploring the specifically Arabic and Egyptian heritages of narrative and tradition."--BOOK JACKET
My grandmother's cactus : stories by Egyptian women ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Leaves of narcissus by Sumayyah Ramaḍān( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
This novel of home and homelessness, of exile both physical and psychological, centers on Kimi, a fragile heroine suffering from a rift in her persona, unable to distinguish between her own pain and the pain of others. For Kimi it is not a simple case of to be or not to be, but rather of how to be in disjointed and contrary times. Leaves of Narcissus, like earlier Arabic novels about East-West encounters by male writers such as Tawfiq al-Hakim, Taha Hussein, and Tayeb Salih, is about a young Arab student going west in search of education. Here, though, the protagonist is a young woman and her
Girls of Riyadh by Rajāʼ ʻAbd Allāh Ṣāniʻ( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
In Sauda Arabia four girls from middle-class families find romance despite societies restrictions with determination, cell phones, and the internet
Children of the waters by Ibtihāl Sālim( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Women and Islamic cultures : disciplinary paradigms and approaches, 2003-2013 ( file )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
This volume unpacks the representations, motivations, agendas, and projects by focusing on the advances in scholarly research on women and Islamic cultures in the first decade of the 21st century
As though she were sleeping by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
An homage to dreaming--"the only way escaping oppression"--By the author of New York Times Notable Book Gate of the Sun
Bayram al-Tunisi's Egypt : social criticism and narrative strategies by Marilyn Booth( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Arabic and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Fresh & healthy cooking for two : easy meals for everyday life by Ellie Topp( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The long 1890s in egypt : colonial quiescence, subterranean resistance ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Assessing housing developments for older people and people with disabilities : a social impact assessment manual ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
 
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Booth Marilyn 1955-....
Booth, Marilyn Louise.
ماريلين بوث
Languages
English (137)
Arabic (1)
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