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Khūrī, Ilyās

Works: 171 works in 598 publications in 13 languages and 6,620 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  War stories  Documentary films  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Adapter, Other
Classifications: PJ7842.H823, 892.736
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ilyās Khūrī
Gate of the sun by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

57 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a makeshift hospital in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Beirut, Yunis, an aging Palestinian freedom fighter, lies in a coma. His spiritual son Dr Khaleel nurses the older man. Interweaving many true-life tales collected throughout Lebanon and its refugee camps, this saga puts human faces to a political tragedy
Yalo by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yalo is a young man growing up like a stray dog on the streets of Beirut during the long years of the Lebanese civil war. Living with his mother, who "lost her face in the mirror," he falls in with a dangerous gang whose violent escapades he treats as a game. The game becomes a frightening reality, however, when Yalo is accused of rape and imprisoned. He is forced to confess to crimes of which he has no recollection. As he writes, and rewrites, he begins to grasp his family's past and recall all that his psyche has buried, and the true Yalo begins to emerge--Publisher
Little mountain by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Told from the perspectives of three characters: a Joint Forces fighter; a distressed civil servant; and an amorphous figure, part fighter, part intellectual. Elias Khoury's language is poetic and piercing as he tells the story of Beirut, civil war, and fractured identity"--Page 4 of cover
The journey of little Gandhi by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in Beirut, where it has gone through several printings, The Journey of Little Gandhi is representative of Khoury's distinctive style and narrative technique as well as his consistent exploration of Beirut as the locus of competing historical and political forces. As such, the book also reflects the author's significant, ongoing contribution to modern Arab literature
As though she were sleeping by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beirut in the 1930s: a young woman has the gift of seeing the past in her dreams, and she can also predict the future. Over the course of three nights, Milia recalls her love affair with Mansour, between Beirut and Nazareth, and dreams of episodes in the lives of her family: of a grandmother who regains her virginity after the birth of her son; of the bizarre death of an uncle, who accidentally hangs himself by a church-bell rope; of her relationship with her mother. Dreams are a way to escape all forms of oppression, whether from family, religion or politics; Milia's visions are of a kind of Garden of Eden, of frangipani trees and orange blossom, and yet she foretells the political and social transformations to come: Jewish immigration to Palestine, the influence of foreign Christian missions and the Westernization of morality. As Though She Were Sleeping is a reminder of what life once was in the Middle East; Elias Khoury has again crafted a compelling and many-layered narrative of great sensuality. --website description
Gates of the city by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in Arabic and English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A stranger arrives at the gates of a city from which everyone appears to have fled. The once besieged and now deserted city is Beirut. City Gates is a fable of displacement and a visionary tale about the consequences of civil war in the Middle East"--Page 4 of cover
Broken mirrors : Sinalcol by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Karim Chammas returns to Lebanon, his family, and his past after ten years of establishing a new life in France. Back in Beirut, Karim reacquaints himself with his brother Nassim, now married to his former love Hind, and old friends from the leftist political circles within which he once roamed under the nom de guerre Sinalcol. By the end of his six-month stay, he has been reintroduced to the chaos of cultural, religious and political battles that continue to rage in Lebanon. Overwhelmed by the experiences of his return, Karim is forced to contemplate his identity and his place in Lebanon's history. The story of Karim and his family is born of other stories that intertwine to form an imposing fresco of Lebanese society over the past fifty years. Broken Mirrors examines the roots of an endemic civil war and a country's unsettled past"--
I'jaam : an Iraqi rhapsody by Sinan Antoon( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inventory of the General Security headquarters in central Baghdad reveals an obscure manuscript. Written by a young man in detention, the prose moves from prison life, to adolescent memories, to frightening hallucinations, and what emerges is a portrait of life in Saddam Hussein's Iraq
Doomed by hope : essays on Arab theatre by Eyad Houssami( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doomed by Hope is a beautifully presented collection of essays by writers and artists which traces the history of contemporary Arab theatre and its relationship to social change. With contributors from Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait and Yemen, this book includes both academic discussions and personal narratives, alongside a number of specially commissioned portraits of contemporary Arab theatre artists. The essays revolve around the legacy of the late Syrian dramatist Saadallah Wannous, whose monumental plays incited audiences to rise up against tyranny decades ago. This unique book is one of the first English language volumes on Arab theatre. In a highly topical manner following the Arab Spring, it explores cultural practices - from reading plays in a classroom to performing in a security state and directing in theatres, prisons, and international festivals - in times of revolt
White masks by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why was the corpse of Khalil Ahmad Jaber found in a mound of garbage? Why had this civil servant disappeared weeks before his horrific death? Who was this man? With empathy and candor, Elias Khoury reveals the havoc the war wreaked on Beirut and its inhabitants, as well as the resilience of a people."--Publisher descripton
The kingdom of strangers by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of Lebanon featuring an unusual friendship between a Jew and an Arab. The friendship is made possible because the two met in a third country which is free from Arab-Jewish hate
Un Parfum de paradis by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman. Khalil Ahmad Jabir er en blandt mange af Libanons indbyggere som risikerer at blive dræbt hver dag under den blodige brogerkrig
al-Jabal al-ṣaghīr : qiṣaṣ by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in Arabic and French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noveller, der i deres stemning afspejler uroen, rodløsheden i borgerkrigens Libanon, modsætninger, den spaltede virkelighed, til tider som en drøm om lykke og til tider som et mareridt. - Skrevet i en usædvanlig stil, meget moderne
Yālū : riwāyah by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om overzicht over zijn turbulente leven te krijgen, beschrijft een man zijn leven als jongen van een jaar of dertien tijdens het uitbreken van de bloedige Libanese burgeroorlog (1975-1990)
Out of place : memories of Edward Said( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in Jerusalem in 1935 and educated in Egypt and the United States, Edward W. Said was one of the most important literary critics of the late 20th century, and the most prominent spokesperson for the Palestinian cause in the U.S. Borrowing its title from the author's memoir, Out of place : memories of Edward Said traces Said's life and work, celebrating his intellectual legacy, especially the importance of his work in literary criticism and postcolonial studies (he was the author of the landmark book Orientalism), his love of music, his role on the Palestinian National Council and his troubled relationship with Yasir Arafat. Filmed across the Middle East and in New York, we discover him through interviews with his family, friends and colleagues ... Less than a year before his death from leukemia in 2003, Edward Said was interviewed over the course of three days, during which he spoke at length with the filmmakers about his illness, his work, Palestine and politics, his life and education, and his continuing preoccupations. Edward Said : the last interview is the remarkable final testament of this passionately committed intellectual."--Container
Sīnālkūl : riwāyah by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Arabic and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Tor zur Sonne : Roman by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berührendes Epos über die palästinensischen Schicksale im 20. Jahrhundert
Majmaʻ al-asrār : riwāyah by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in Arabic and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het geheimenmagazijn. - Roman over een Libanese vrouw die alle geheimen van haar dorpsgenoten kent
Mamlakat al-ghurabāʼ : riwāyah by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rāʼiḥat al-ṣābūn : riwāyah by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gate of the sun
Alternative Names
Churi, Iljas.

Elias Khoury

Elias Khoury Contemporary Lebanese novelist, critic publisher

Elias Khoury libanesischer Schriftsteller

Elias Khoury schrijver uit Libanon

H̱ūrī, Iliyās

Ḫūrī, Iljās 1948-

Ḥuri, Ilyas

H̲ūrī, Ilyās 1948.

Hūrī, Ilyās al- 1948-

Iljas Churi

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Khoury, Elias Anis 1948-

Khuri , Elias

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Ḵūrī, Ilyās 1948-

Ḵūrī, Ilyās Anīs 1948-

אליאס ח'ורי

ח'ורי, אליאס 1948-

الخوري، إلياس، 1948-

إلياس الخوري، 1948-

الياس خوري

إلياس خوري، 1948-

الیاس خوری نویسنده لبنانی

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خوري, إلياس أنيس 1948-

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YaloLittle mountainThe journey of little GandhiAs though she were sleepingGates of the cityI'jaam : an Iraqi rhapsodyWhite masksThe kingdom of strangers