Passage to Dusk

Passage to Dusk Passage to Dusk deals with the Lebanese civil war of the s in a postmodern poetic style The narrative focuses on the deranged destabilized confused and hyper perceptive state of mind created b

  • Title: Passage to Dusk
  • Author: Rashid Al-Daif Nirvana Tanoukhi Anton Shammas
  • ISBN: 9780292705074
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • Passage to Dusk deals with the Lebanese civil war of the 1970s in a postmodern, poetic style The narrative focuses on the deranged, destabilized, confused, and hyper perceptive state of mind created by living on the scene through a lengthy war The story is filled with details that transcend the willed narcissism of the main character, while giving clues to the culture ofPassage to Dusk deals with the Lebanese civil war of the 1970s in a postmodern, poetic style The narrative focuses on the deranged, destabilized, confused, and hyper perceptive state of mind created by living on the scene through a lengthy war The story is filled with details that transcend the willed narcissism of the main character, while giving clues to the culture of the time It is excellent fiction, written in a surrealistic mode, but faithful to the characters of the people of Lebanon, their behavior during the war, and their contradictions Issues of gender and identity are acutely portrayed against Lebanon s shifting national landscape.The English language reader has not been much exposed to Lebanese literature in translation, and Rashid al Daif is one of Lebanon s leading writers He has been translated into eight languages, including French, German, Italian, Polish, and Spanish Translator Nirvana Tanoukhi manages to preserve Daif s unusual, moving, and at times humorous style in her English rendition.

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    • Abdullah Al-Rashid says:

      رواية مكتوبة بين سكرة الواعي وغفوة الحالم يختلط فيها الوعي والاوعي ، بين الهذيان والحكمة تأتي هذه الرواية لتناقش اوضاع لبنان التي لا افقه فيها شيئا، ولا افهم كثيرا من رموز ودلالات كاتبها كانت الرؤية ضبابية اثناء تجولي في الرواية، استمريت بها لعلها تتضح في النهايةلكنها اصبح [...]

    • Eileen says:

      Rashid al-Daif was born in 1945 in Zhgarta, a region in northern Lebanon populated largely by Maronite Christians. Like many leftist, secular Christians, he spent the civil war in West Beirut, an area known as the "targeted zone" between political and religious loyalties. The experience left him disillusioned with Marxist analytical thought, which felt dry and hollow in the face of history's onslaught. I needed "confession, screaming, and holding pain up in the face of recklessness," he recalled [...]

    • Jeannie says:

      A stream-of-consciousness, acid-trip of a book. Perfect to describe Beirut during its war years. This book vitrified me.

    • Amr Ezzat says:

      السرد المستسلم للأحلام والهلوسات والرغبات والتوقعات. لم يعد هناك مبرر لمعرفة ما يحدث بالفعل، أو هو غير ممكن، غالبا.

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