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Farewell, Babylon : coming of age in Jewish Baghdad

Author: Naïm Kattan; Sheila Fischman
Publisher: Boston : David R. Godine, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Naim Kattan was born in the heart of the ancient Jewish community of Baghdad. This memoir tells of the young man's coming of age in the turbulent 1940s, of his discovery of learning, of work, of friendship, and of patriotism and all that love of country means, especially to an Iraqi few. He and his friends, both Jewish and Muslim, attempt to bridge their ethnic divide by passionate discussions in coffee houses and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Naïm Kattan; Naïm Kattan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naïm Kattan; Sheila Fischman
ISBN: 9781567923360 1567923364
OCLC Number: 77716856
Description: xiv, 199 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Adieu, Babylone.
Responsibility: Naïm Kattan ; translated from the French by Sheila Fischman.

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"Naim Kattan was born in the heart of the ancient Jewish community of Baghdad. This memoir tells of the young man's coming of age in the turbulent 1940s, of his discovery of learning, of work, of friendship, and of patriotism and all that love of country means, especially to an Iraqi few. He and his friends, both Jewish and Muslim, attempt to bridge their ethnic divide by passionate discussions in coffee houses and by trying to forge a new Iraqi literature. However, larger political events were to drive them apart and inspire the young Kattan to seek a new life elsewhere." "This is a unique glimpse into an exotic world and a loss of innocence - the idealism of youth versus the pragmatism of experience, the attempt to explore love and sex in a society where the women are veiled and closely guarded. It is a fascinating portrait of a people, a city, a state, and a culture that are still, unfortunately, as troubled and divided today as Kattan found them all those years ago."--Jacket.

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