Inside the Night: A Modern Arabic Novel

Inside the Night A Modern Arabic Novel I could not believe that human beings could forget so easily Love and life sex and death childhood and oppression are Inside the Night Vivid moments of remembrance disparate yet interconnected com

  • Title: Inside the Night: A Modern Arabic Novel
  • Author: Ibrahim Nasrallah
  • ISBN: 9789774160974
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I could not believe that human beings could forget so easily Love and life, sex and death, childhood and oppression are Inside the Night Vivid moments of remembrance, disparate yet interconnected, come together to form the body torn but not broken of this novel Beginning with a scene of departure, the two nameless narrators roam back and forth in time, veering f I could not believe that human beings could forget so easily Love and life, sex and death, childhood and oppression are Inside the Night Vivid moments of remembrance, disparate yet interconnected, come together to form the body torn but not broken of this novel Beginning with a scene of departure, the two nameless narrators roam back and forth in time, veering from childhood mischief to a Palestinian refugee camp massacre from ardent first love to necessary migration to an Arab oil country for employment from spirited adolescent fantasies to the grim reality of life in an Arab country whose claims to progress are mounted on the bent backs of its people A forest of interwoven tales and strange destinies, Ibrahim Nasrallah s novel carves the history of a people over half a century into fragments that are poetic, multi sensory, and richly evocative Inside the Night s self contained freedom is a refreshing development in the corpus of Palestinian, and human, literature.

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    1. I read this as part of the collection development project I've been working on at school: "Lost in Translation: Arabic into English." Surely, there was much that was lost on me in Nasrallah's book. I was unaware of the Tel al-Zattar massacre which seemed to be the most central and compelling plot of the novel. At least, that's the thin red line that kept me reading through the short 182 or so page novel. The rest was an interesting mish-mash of stream of consciousness-type rehashing of what I kn [...]

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