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Kattan, Naïm 1928-

Overview
Works: 197 works in 649 publications in 7 languages and 5,511 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Literature  Biographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Anecdotes  Short stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Correspondent, Restager , Contributor, Recipient, Actor
Classifications: PQ3919.2.K3, C843.54
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Farewell, Babylon : coming of age in Jewish Baghdad by Naïm Kattan( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Farewell, Babylon," Naim Kattan takes readers into the heart of exotic mid-19th-century Baghdad's then-teeming Jewish community. Jews had lived in Iraq for 25 centuries, long before the time of Christ or Muhammad, but anti-Semitism and nationalism were on the rise. In this beautifully written memoir, a young boy comes of age and describes his discoveries -- of work, literature, patriotism, the joys of lazy Sundays swimming in the Tigris. He also talks eloquently of his greatest discovery: women and love. This is a story of roots and exile, of thirst for life and life's experiences. However, more than that it is a tribute to a lost world, an ancient Eastern city in which Iraq's Kurds, Bedouins, Sunnis, Shiites, Chaldeans, Catholics, and Jews all lived together in a rough, rewarding sort of harmony
Le réel et le théâtral; essai by Naïm Kattan( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in French and Arabic and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adieu, Babylone : roman by Naïm Kattan( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel
Paris interlude by Naïm Kattan( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in French and English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La célébration : roman by Naïm Kattan( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Syrian writer living in Montreal, René Shems is also a specialist of Canadian history. After participating in a celebration organized in his honor, Shems decides to send letters to friends and colleagues. He also writers to his ex-wife, his daughter living in the U.S.A., and a past lover. Through this letters the reader meets a successful man. And yet once the letters sent, Shems questions his own success and works. The Anniversary contains wonderful pages on culture shock. But also interesting thoughts on love, friendship, urban living, people, and cultures. Naim Kattan has produced a marvelous work of fiction and ideas."--
Reality and theatre by Naïm Kattan( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civilization, modern, 1950-
A.M. Klein : poet and prophet by Naïm Kattan( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le rivage : nouvelles by Naïm Kattan( Book )

18 editions published in 1979 in French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces douze nouvelles cosmopolites composent "une série de variations sur le thème des rapports affectifs" entre des êtres, tous à la recherche du bonheur, mais à des stades différents de leur existence. La plupart des protagonistes sont d'une sagesse quelque peu désanchantée, bien exprimée par un personnage d'"une femme généreuse" : "La cruauté donne des satisfactions mais elle est tellement inutile". Ces bons récits réalistes s'inscrivent dans la solide tradition de l'analyse psychologique à la française ... même si l'auteur est né à Bagdad et vit à Montréal{ Très accessible
Le sable de l'île : nouvelles by Naïm Kattan( Book )

19 editions published in 1981 in French and English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farida : roman by Naïm Kattan( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografisk roman, der skildrer en irakisk jødisk sangerindes vej til frihed og succes i 1930-ernes Bagdad
Dans le désert : nouvelles by Naïm Kattan( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La traversée : nouvelles by Naïm Kattan( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mémoire et la promesse : essai by Naïm Kattan( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai sinueux de nature socio-philosophique, reposant sur une vision d'ensemble du rapport Orient-Occident. Les exemples sont le plus souvent empruntés à la littérature ou à la politique. Ils concourent à esquisser une nouvelle version de "l'American dream", vivace utopie de l'exilé, puis de l'immigrant. Dans une analyse de belle tenue, André Carpentier voit dans l'oeuvre une sorte de "lecture globale de l'Occident" à travers deux prismes: l) les grandes oeuvres; 2) diverses expériences et constatations propres à l'auteur, haut fonctionnaire culturel à Ottawa, originaire du Turquie, et doté d'une vaste culture à caractère universel. Toujours selon A. Carpentier, un danger menace Kattan: le réductionnisme
La reprise : nouvelles by Naïm Kattan( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fiancée promise : roman by Naïm Kattan( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The neighbour and other stories by Naïm Kattan( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fortune du passager : roman by Naïm Kattan( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un roman qui entraîne le lecteur de Genève à Rio, Paris, Londres, Tel-Aviv, à la poursuite d'une fortune envolée et d'une vie-passion tendre et forte (selon l'éditeur). "Une oeuvre solide quant au contenu, très traditionnelle quant à la forme" (R. Martel). [SDM]
Le gardien de mon frère by Naïm Kattan( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in French and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dixième roman de l'auteur. Après ##La célébration## (1997), ##L'amour reconnu##, ##Le silence des adieux## (1999) et ##L'anniversaire## (2000), Naïm Kattan poursuit sa chronique de l'époque. Au centre de l'oeuvre, deux frères : l'un est violoniste, passionné de musique; l'autre est dans les affaires, il court le monde et les femmes, même celles qui s'intéressent à l'artiste. L'éditeur signale "l'art subtil du dialogue" de l'auteur d'##Adieu Babylone## (1975). À noter l'importance de la mort des parents, sur l'évolution psychologique des personnages et une citation clef : "Face à ce cortège de femmes, je me demandais ce qu'était réellement le désir" (p. 181). [SDM]
La discrétion ; La neige ; Le trajet ; Les protagonistes by Naïm Kattan( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le désir et le pouvoir : essai by Naïm Kattan( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in French and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enquête sur les diverses avenues du désir et sur les formes culturelles qu'elles prennent en Occident et en Orient, exemplifiées par certaines oeuvres majeures comme le théâtre de Shakespeare ou les ##Mille et une nuits##. Interrogation et réflexion sur les conjonctures interrogentes de la civilisation actuelle
 
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Farewell, Babylon : coming of age in Jewish Baghdad
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A.M. Klein : poet and prophetFarida : roman
Alternative Names
al Saghir, 1928-

al Saghir, 1928-2021

Clar, Maurice, 1928-

Clar, Maurice, 1928-2021

Heskel, 1928-

Heskel, 1928-2021

Kattan, Naïm

Kattan, Naïm, 1928-

Kattan, Naïm, 1928-2021

Naïm Kattan Canadian writer (1928-2021)

Naïm Kattan écrivain canadien

Naïm Kattan escriptor canadenc

Naïm Kattan escritor canadiense

Naïm Kattan Kanadischer Schriftsteller, Journalist

Naïm Kattan schrijver uit Irak

Naïm Kattan scríbhneoir Ceanadach

Naïm Kattan scrittore e critico letterario iracheno

Qaṭṭān Naʿīm

Qaṭṭān, Naʻīm, 1928-

Qaṭṭān, Naʿīm, 1928-2021

Qaṭṭān, Nuʻaym, 1928-

Qaṭṭān, Nuʻayyim, 1928-

נעים קטן סופר קנדי

قطّان نعيم

نعيم قطان كاتب عراقي كندي

نعيم قطان كاتب قصص قصيره من العراق

Languages
French (256)

English (59)

Arabic (12)

German (3)

Serbian (2)

Albanian (1)

Spanish (1)