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Kite
Author: Dominique Edde

ISBN: 9780857420435
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 16 September 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.3 x 2.9
Description:
Rich and multilayered, with elements of both memoir and fiction, Dominique Edd's Kite defies categorization.ÿBeginning in the 1960s and ending in the late '80s, it is at once a narrative of a passionate, and ultimately tragic, relationship between Mali and Farid and the simultaneous decline of Egyptian-Lebanese society. Densely populated with myriad characters, Kite chronicles the casualties of social conventions, religious divisions and cultural clichs. The differences between East and West are central to the tension of Edd's book and share the responsibility for an unavoidable impasse between the lovers. This fragmented narrative-written in several voices that reflect the fragmented lives of those caught up in the madness of war-calls into question an entire way of living and thinking.ÿIn lyrical, elegant, original and often startling prose, Edd weaves together multiple strands-meditating on the nature of language, investigating the concept of the novel, and powerfully depicting the experience of being blind. Deftly evoking the intellectual scene of Beirut in the '60s, Lebanon's mountainscapes and the urban settings of ...

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