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The Resource The world through the eyes of angels, Mahmoud Saeed ; translated from the Arabic by Samuel Salter, Rafah Abuinnab, and Zahra Jishi

The world through the eyes of angels, Mahmoud Saeed ; translated from the Arabic by Samuel Salter, Rafah Abuinnab, and Zahra Jishi

Label
The world through the eyes of angels
Title
The world through the eyes of angels
Statement of responsibility
Mahmoud Saeed ; translated from the Arabic by Samuel Salter, Rafah Abuinnab, and Zahra Jishi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
Mosul, Iraq, in the 1940s is a teeming, multiethnic city where Arabs, Kurds, Assyrians, Jews, Aramaeans, Turkmens, Yazidis, and Syriacs mingle in the ancient souks and alleyways. In these crowded streets, among rich and poor, educated and illiterate, pious and unbelieving, a boy is growing up. Burdened with chores from an early age, and afflicted with an older brother who persecutes him with mindless sadism, the child finds happiness only in stolen moments with his beloved older sister and with friends in the streets. Closest to his heart are three girls, encountered by chance: a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew. After enriching the boy's life immensely, all three meet tragic fates, leaving a wound in his heart that will not heal. A richly textured portrayal of Iraqi society before the upheavals of the late twentieth century, Saeed's novel depicts a sensitive and loving child assailed by the cruelty of life. Sometimes defeated but never surrendering, he is sustained by his city and its people
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saʻīd, Maḥmūd
Dewey number
892.7/37
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7862.A5236
LC item number
D8613 2011eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Salter, Samuel
  • Abuinnab, Rafah
  • Jishi, Zahra
Series statement
Middle East literature in translation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Iraq
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Families
  • Manners and customs
  • Iraq
Label
The world through the eyes of angels, Mahmoud Saeed ; translated from the Arabic by Samuel Salter, Rafah Abuinnab, and Zahra Jishi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The Mullah -- pt. 2. Al-Shahdi : the refuge of the fearful -- pt. 3. Miss Khadija and the carrot -- pt. 4. Selam -- pt. 5. The ravishing Madeleine -- pt. 6. To love anew -- pt. 7. Ghasoub and Ghadban -- pt. 8. Hajim and Sabika and a long night of love -- pt. 9. Shafaq -- pt. 10. Shu'a -- pt. 11. Nour -- pt. 12. Regrets
Control code
785782963
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 204 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815650775
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1hz94wz
  • f07b47ec-b649-45d0-a6d1-4dd4b1d18882
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785782963
Label
The world through the eyes of angels, Mahmoud Saeed ; translated from the Arabic by Samuel Salter, Rafah Abuinnab, and Zahra Jishi
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The Mullah -- pt. 2. Al-Shahdi : the refuge of the fearful -- pt. 3. Miss Khadija and the carrot -- pt. 4. Selam -- pt. 5. The ravishing Madeleine -- pt. 6. To love anew -- pt. 7. Ghasoub and Ghadban -- pt. 8. Hajim and Sabika and a long night of love -- pt. 9. Shafaq -- pt. 10. Shu'a -- pt. 11. Nour -- pt. 12. Regrets
Control code
785782963
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 204 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815650775
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1hz94wz
  • f07b47ec-b649-45d0-a6d1-4dd4b1d18882
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785782963

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