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secret life of Saeed

the Pessoptimist

by ImiМ„l HМЈabiМ„biМ„

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Published by Interlink Books in Brooklyn, N. Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jewish-Arab relations -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 164-169).

    Statementby Emile Habiby ; translated by Salma Khadra Jayyusi and Trevor LeGassick.
    GenreFiction.
    SeriesEmerging voices
    ContributionsJayyusi, Salma Khadra., Le Gassick, Trevor.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPJ7828.B53 W313 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 169 p. ;
    Number of Pages169
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3949153M
    ISBN 101566564158
    LC Control Number2001039601

    This bizarrely comical and touching satire of the bumbling innocent, Saeed Pessoptimist, is a classic of Arab literature. At times the style of writing can be difficult to engage with - maybe due to the translation - but it's worth persevering for this touching and infuriating tragicomic tale of a well-assuming but blundering man caught in the middle of two conflicting nations. Get this from a library! The secret life of Saeed: the Pessoptimist. [Imīl Ḥabībī; Salma Khadra Jayyusi; Trevor Le Gassick] -- "This contemporary classic, the story of a Palestinian who becomes a citizen of Israel, combines fact and fantasy, tragedy and comedy. Saeed is .

      There is a word that has been hovering around me like a familiar since the morning after the U.S. presidential election. It comes from the title of the Palestinian novelist and politician Emile Habiby’s bizarre and wonderful book, The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist (al-mutasha’il, a mashup of mutafa’il [optimism] and mutasha’im [pessimism]). The Secret Life of Saeed | Established in , Interlink is an independent publishing house that offers a global, cosmopolitan perspective. Our list is devoted to works of literature, history, contemporary politics, travel, art, and cuisine from around the world, often from areas underrepresented in Western media.

      The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist – Arab Authors {Review} April 4, Novem | acraftyarab Last night we held our Arabic authors book club, where we gathering to discuss a book we had all previously picked as a group and read since the last time we met, . Books by Emile Habiby. Emile Habiby Average rating 2, ratings reviews shelved 7, times Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars * Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author.


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