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Khūrī, Ilyās

Overview
Works: 141 works in 482 publications in 10 languages and 5,746 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  War stories  Interviews  Biography  Political fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Adapter
Classifications: PJ7842.H823, 892.736
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ilyās Khūrī
Gate of the sun = Bab al-Shams by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,117 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 )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 725 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 )
28 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 533 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"--P. [4] of cover
The journey of little Gandhi by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
34 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 413 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 )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 309 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 )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 304 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
White masks by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is THE novel of the Lebanese Civil War. Khoury reveals its devastating effects
Doomed by hope essays on Arab theatre by Eyad Houssami( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 199 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
The kingdom of strangers by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 193 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
Bāb al-shams : riwāyah by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
28 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Arabic and Hebrew and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman. På sygehuset i flygtningelejren Shatila, i Libanon, ligger en mand i koma. I sengen ved siden af ligger en mand, som i løbet af syv måneder fortæller den bevidstløse mand om det palestinensiske folks historie
Un Parfum de paradis by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
18 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 105 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
La porte du soleil by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pour maintenir en vie son père spirituel, héros de la résistance palestinienne, le narrateur lui raconte la vie des gens qui peuplaient le camp de Chatila avant son démantèlement. Un roman de l'exode palestinien
Yālū : riwāyah by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 79 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
Out of place memories of Edward Said ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 73 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. The first film, Out of place : memories of Edward Said traces Said's life and work in both the Middle East and New York through interviews with his family, friends and colleagues, celebrating his intellectual legacy, especially the importance of his work in literary criticism and postcolonial studies, his love of music, his role on the Palestinian National Council and his troubled relationship with Yasir Arafat. In the second film, Edwar Said: the last interview, Edward Said speaks with Charles Glass about his illness, his work, Palestine and politics, his life and education, and his continuing preoccupations
Ka-annahā nāʼimah : riwāyah by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mamlakat al-ghurabāʼ : riwāyah by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in Arabic and German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Majmaʻ al-asrār : riwāyah by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in Arabic and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het geheimenmagazijn. - Roman over een Libanese vrouw die alle geheimen van haar dorpsgenoten kent
Rāʼiḥat al-ṣābūn : riwāyah by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman om en gruppe unge libanesere under borgerkrigen
Das Tor zur Sonne : Roman by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berührendes Epos über die palästinensischen Schicksale im 20. Jahrhundert
Abwāb al-madīnah : riwāyah by Ilyās Khūrī( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in Arabic and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stadspoorten. - Roman
 
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Alternative Names
Churi, Iljas.
Ḫūrī, Iljās 1948-
Ḥuri, Ilyas
H̲ūrī, Ilyās 1948.
Hūrī, Ilyās al- 1948-
Khoury, Elias.
Khoury Elias 1948-....
Khoury, Elias Anis 1948-
Khuri , Elias
Khūrī, Ilyās 1948-
Khuri, Ilyas al 1948-
Ḵūrī, Ilyās 1948-
Ḵūrī, Ilyās Anīs, 1948-
ח'ורי, אליאס 1948-
الخوري، إلياس، 1948-
إلياس الخوري، 1948-
الياس خوري
إلياس خوري 1948-
خوري، إلياس
خوري الياس 1948-....
Languages
Arabic (133)
English (105)
French (18)
German (11)
Italian (6)
Hebrew (5)
Swedish (2)
Spanish (2)
Semitic (1)
Norwegian (1)
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