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The Resource The dream palace of the Arabs : a generation's odyssey, Fouad Ajami

The dream palace of the Arabs : a generation's odyssey, Fouad Ajami

Label
The dream palace of the Arabs : a generation's odyssey
Title
The dream palace of the Arabs
Title remainder
a generation's odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Fouad Ajami
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Fouad Ajami is a spellbinding chronicler, a teller of haunting tales that open up complex worlds and concepts. Here it is the tale of an "edifice of yearnings" created in the writings of a group of Arab men and women in the wake of World War I. They lived in proximity to the stirring philosophical and political movements of the West and longed for their own world to embrace modernity. Their dreams were bequeathed to later generations of intellectuals, only to come under siege in a battle over modernity that is still contested in the Arab world. The Dream Palace of the Arabs, moving back and forth in time, tells the story of the Arabs through their own fiction, prose, and poetry. It vividly renders the distinct textures of Cairo and Beirut, the leading centers of contemporary Arab culture, and depicts through memorable lives the phenomenon of exile and flight that has come to Arab life in our time
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ajami, Fouad
Dewey number
956.04
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS36.88
LC item number
.A4 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intellectuals
  • Arab countries
  • Nationalism
  • Intellectuals
  • Nationalism
  • Politics and government
  • Arab countries
Label
The dream palace of the Arabs : a generation's odyssey, Fouad Ajami
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Maps on lining paper
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : The inheritance -- The suicide of Khalil Hawi : requiem for a generation -- In the shape of the ancestors -- In the land of Egypt : the saints and the worldliness -- The orphaned peace
Control code
ocm37157597
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xix, 344 pages
Isbn
9780375401503
Lccn
97024418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
The dream palace of the Arabs : a generation's odyssey, Fouad Ajami
Publication
Note
  • Maps on lining paper
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : The inheritance -- The suicide of Khalil Hawi : requiem for a generation -- In the shape of the ancestors -- In the land of Egypt : the saints and the worldliness -- The orphaned peace
Control code
ocm37157597
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xix, 344 pages
Isbn
9780375401503
Lccn
97024418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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