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A novel of the Civil War in Lebanon which has been or less On Going Since 1958 going since 1958 is a work about the impact of the war on common urban folks How a father mother and sister go crazy after the loss of their son and brother The author FOCUSES THE STORY AROUND A COMMON PLACE KILLING THE the story around a common place killing The whose son was killed in the fighting some years ago basically goes bonkers and wanders around town putting up posters memorializing his son as a martyr but later emoving them The father ends up killed with evidence of torture removing them The father ends up killed with evidence of torture body abandoned in a trash heap Such a murder is of absolutely no interest to anyone except his family and that is why the author choose this incident as the focus of his work This book is a war story but it s not about battles it s about the psychological impact of war on people such as the behavior of the father and a daughter who start A touching tale that The Widow's Lawman reminded me of Ismail Kadare s Chronicle in Stone but in tones harsher and bleak The story can be summed up like this Aegular middle class man loses his sanity after the death of his son involved in the never ending fighting that plagues Beirut in the 80s The man begins to wipe out all traces of his son s existence and then moves on to erasing the marks of other martyrs as his son was declared as well He does this by painting the faces on the posters in white going through the town in search of posters on the wall and living the life of a homeless but harmless. “Khoury is the sort of novelist whose name is inseparable from a city Los Angeles has Joan Didion and Raymond Chandler and Istanbul Orhan Pamuk The beautiful esilient city of Beirut belongs to Khoury” Laila Lalami Los Angeles Times“Because the world is the way it is because whole groups of people can be maligned neglected ignored for too many years we need the voice of Elias Khoury detailed exuisite humane than ever Read him Without fail ead him” Naomi Shihab NyeWhy was the corpse of Khalil Ahmed Jâber found in the municipal garbage dump Why had this civil servant disappeared wee. Lunatic The name of the novel comes from his incoherent theory that he is giving them white masks by painting them We find out from the first page that the man IS BRUTALLY TORTURED AND AND brutally tortured and murdered and the novel is Elias Khoury 1948 was born to a Lebanese Christian family and lived for many years in Beirut including the years of the Lebanese civil war 1975 1990 in which as many as 250000 civilians were killed and over a million were injured half with debilitating and lifelong injuries The war involved multiple factions including Palestinians displaced from their homeland after the creation of the state of Israel Lebanese Christians Syrians Israeli
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American military forces and groups and militias The conflict was notable for shifting alliances and betrayals and nonaligned civilians often found themselves accused by one faction of abetting another one based on family ties and old friendships Corruption was ampant and traditional oles and social customs were ignored as those who had guns and money God Gave Me a Mulligan: A Journalist's Life in War and Peace ruled over besieged communitiesThis novel was originally published in 1981 in Arabic translated into English by Maia Taber andeleased by Archipelago Books last monthIn White Masks Khoury uses the murder of Khalil Ahmad Jaber an ordinary civilian with no known enemies or suspicious alliances as a vehicle to describe the lives of those affected by the Lebanese civil war in 1980 Several family members neighbors and others Ks before his horrific death Who was this man A journalist begins to piece together an answer by speaking with his widow a local engineer the concierge the garbage man who discovered him the doctor who performed the autopsy and a young soldier Their stories emerge along with the horrors of the bloody civil war and Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris ravaging effects on the human psyche With empathy and pain Elias Khouryeveals the havoc the war has wreaked on Beirut and its inhabitants as well as the esilience of a peopleBorn in Beirut in 1948 Elias Khoury is the author of over a dozen novels four volumes of literary critici.
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Ho have come into contact with him are interviewed to learn about this senseless killing and we come to learn about the hardships despair and frustrations that plague civilians caught between the shifting factions The following excerpt effectively Characterizes The Views Of The Average Person the views of the average person is happening to us is very strangeOne wonders if it is the esult of unexplained mental disordersNo one is able to control all the crimeIt s grown into an epidemic a plague devouring us from withinI suppose that is what is meant by social fragmentation in suppose that is what is meant by social fragmentation in conflicts I ve ead about it but somehow this seems differentyou d think they positively savored murder like a sip of Coke Poor Khalil Jaber But it s not just himhe at least has found his The Arena: An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism restwhat about theest of us the Lord only knows how we will dieKhoury effectively uses several metaphors throughout the book to describe the decay and breakdown in Lebanese society and the accounts of the characters provide vivid descriptions of the effects of the war on those who survive the daily carnage White Masks is a stunning and essential literary achievement which nearly eaches the brilliance of his later novel Gate of the Sun I saw some guy eading this on nearly A Kangaroo's Life reaches the brilliance of his later novel Gate of the Sun I saw some guyeading this on subway last night and almost gave myself a headache trying to ead the cover flap without you know looking like I was eading the cover flap Anyway it looks like a fascinating Filosofía e inmanencia read the only book i ve ever started and didnt finish. Sm and three plays His Gate of the Sun deemed “a genuine masterwork” by The New York Times Book Review was a 2006 New York Times Notable Book and was named Best Book of the Year by both The Christian Science Monitor and the San Francisco Chronicle He is a Global Distinguished Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York UniversityMaia Tabet was born in Lebanon and is a sometime literary translator and a professional cook now living in the US She is the translator of Khoury’s first novel to be published in English Little Mountain and has also translated the poetry of Adon.