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Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories

Ghassan Kanafani (author) Hilary Kilpatrick (Translated by)

ISBN: 9780894108570

Publication Date: Jul 1998

Format: Paperback

A collection of stories by novelist, journalist, teacher and Palestinian activist Ghassan Kanafani. Titles such as "The Land of Sad Oranges", "If You Were a Horse..." and "Letter from Gaza" offer a gritty look at the agonized world of the Middle East in general, particularly Palestine.

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Though they chronicle life in a country that has witnessed extraordinary and often violent political, economic, and cultural change, the works are striking in their light and intimate tone. They include personal reminiscences of childhood, travel essays, and observations of village life and custom. Among the most prominent of the featured authors are Lu Xun, one of China's leading essayists in the period before World War II; Lao She, a novelist and playwright whose life spanned the period from the end of the Ch'ing dynasty to the peak of the Cultural Revolution; Zou Taofen, a journalist, political commentator, and publisher in pre-Maoist China; and Yu Qiuryu, one of the most provocative writers in contemporary China.
Imprint Three Continents Press
Pages 117
Date Published 31 Jul 1998
Publisher Lynne Rienner Publishers
Subject/s Fiction  
Born in Acre (northern Palestine) in 1936, Ghassan Kanafani was a prominent spokesman for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and founding editor of its weekly magazine Al-Hadaf. His novels and short stories have been published in sixteen languages. He was killed in Beirut in 1972 in the explosion of his booby-trapped car.

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