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A Retired Gentleman

A Retired Gentleman

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After a lifetime working as a professor of Arabic literature and a translator of contemporary Arab authors into English, Issa J. Boullata now regales his readers with a rich medley of tales that will continue to resonate long after the book is put down. His characters are mainly migrants to Canada and the USA from Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria, starting their lives again, dealing with their memories, with pasts that cannot be recalled, with exile, with just being immigrants. The stories question how they have lived their lives. How did they settle into a new life? What happened to all the old relationships? How did they go about making new ones? Was it possible still to love? To fall in love again? Did they find happiness in their new country? Plus an essay by the author on the literary influences and his relationship to the world of books, entitled Books and I.
About the Author: Issa J Boullata (1929-2019) was an eminent Palestinian scholar, writer and critic, an educator and translator, born in Jerusalem in 1929. He was Professor of Arabic Literature at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He has translated many works from Arabic to English, and authored several others, including short stories, a novel in Arabic A'id ila al-Quds (1998), and in 2014, a memoir of his early life entitled The Bells of Memory: A Palestinian Boyhood in Jerusalem.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780954966669
  • Publisher: Banipal Publishing
  • Publisher Imprint: Banipal Publishing
  • Depth: 10
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 7 mm
  • Width: 127 mm
  • ISBN-10: 095496666X
  • Publisher Date: 01 Oct 2007
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 203 mm
  • No of Pages: 120
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 140 gr

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