The Square Moon

Marking collisions of culture and character, these ten short stories arise at the frontiers where Arabic tradition melds with both the modern European world and a Gothic strata of the supernatural.

The Square Moon

Marking collisions of culture and character, these ten short stories arise at the frontiers where Arabic tradition melds with both the modern European world and a Gothic strata of the supernatural. The resultant mix sparks tensions between the sexes, between identities, and between experimental forms of storytelling and strict narrative. In Samman's fiction, matchmakers still come to call, but lovers go bungee jumping. A schizophrenic has a discussion with one of his personalities about murder and relationships with women. Avoiding ghosts both real and imagined, a war exile confronts class structure; the art of Paris; and the trials of being a woman, an Arab, and a writer in a country and culture not her own. The spirit of a strangled lover tells the story of his murder and of the web of love, beauty, lust, and loathing that brought about his demise.

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The Square Moon
Language: en
Pages: 203
Authors: Ghadah Samman, Ghādah Sammān
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Arabic Translation Award

Marking collisions of culture and character, these ten short stories arise at the frontiers where Arabic tradition melds with both the modern European world and a Gothic strata of the supernatural. The resultant mix sparks tensions between the sexes, between identities, and between experimental forms of storytelling and strict narrative.
Square Moon: Supernatural Tails (p)
Language: en
Pages: 203
Authors: Ghadah Samman, Ghādah Sammān
Categories: Arabic fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

Stories on the culture clash experienced by Lebanese war refugees in Paris. The stories follow men and women as they adjust to Western mores, in particular the more liberal relations between the sexes.
The Square Moon
Language: en
Pages: 203
Authors: Ghādah Sammān, Issa J. Boullata
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

A collection of stories follows the experiences of Lebanese war refugees in Paris as they adjust to Western culture--especially the liberal relations between men and women.
Astronomia Accurata; Or the Royal Astronomer and Navigator
Language: en
Pages: 412
Authors: Robert Heath
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1760 - Publisher:

Books about Astronomia Accurata; Or the Royal Astronomer and Navigator
Astronomïa Accurata; or, the Royal Astronomer and Navigator. Containing new improvements in Astronomy, Chronology and Navigation, etc
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Robert HEATH (Army Officer.)
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1760 - Publisher:

Books about Astronomïa Accurata; or, the Royal Astronomer and Navigator. Containing new improvements in Astronomy, Chronology and Navigation, etc