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The dune's twisted edge : journeys in the Levant

The dune's twisted edge : journeys in the Levant

Author: Gabriel Levin
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Part travelogue, part literary criticism, this book brings together six interlinked essays that probe the physical, cultural, and imaginative geography of the eastern seaboard of the Levant and its deserts. Its essay evolves out of the author's own travels through a certain region: the Judean desert extending to the Dead Sea, Wadi Rumm south of Petra, the Negev of modern-day Israel, the Galilee, the Arabian desert  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Essay
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Levin
ISBN: 9780226923673 0226923673
OCLC Number: 781556004
Notes: Collection of previously published essays.
Description: xvi, 194 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface : all things Levantine --
Seeking a poetics of the Fertile Crescent --
Hezekiah's tunnel --
Who keened over the bones of dead encampments --
Attir --
Notes from Wadi Rumm --
Galilean centos.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Gabriel Levin.


Deals with the author's journeys in the Levant, the exotic land that stands at the crossroads of western Asia, the eastern Mediterranean, and northeast Africa. Part travelogue, part field guide, and  Read more...


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"Gabriel Levin offers a privileged glimpse into otherwise closed worlds, and he does this with brio, wit, and a gently ironic sensibility. Each essay in The Dune's Twisted Edge is distinctive and Read more...

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