Passage to Dusk
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Aug 15, 2001 - Fiction - 100 pages
Passage to Dusk deals with the Lebanese civil war of the 1970s in a postmodern, poetic style. The narrative focuses on the deranged, destabilized, confused, and hyper-perceptive state of mind created by living on the scene through a lengthy war. The story is filled with details that transcend the willed narcissism of the main character, while giving clues to the culture of the time. It is excellent fiction, written in a surrealistic mode, but faithful to the characters of the people of Lebanon, their behavior during the war, and their contradictions. Issues of gender and identity are acutely portrayed against Lebanon's shifting national landscape.
The English-language reader has not been much exposed to Lebanese literature in translation, and Rashid al-Daif is one of Lebanon's leading writers. He has been translated into eight languages, including French, German, Italian, Polish, and Spanish. Translator Nirvana Tanoukhi manages to preserve Daif's unusual, moving, and at times humorous style in her English rendition.
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A stream-of-consciousness, acid-trip of a book. Perfect to describe Beirut during its war years. This book vitrified me.
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al-Daif, Passage to Dusk, University of Texas Press
This novel deals with the Lebanese civil war of the 1970s in a postmodern, poetic style
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Christians, Muslims, and Jews, the narrator of Passage to Dusk struggles to ..... Passage to Dusk is an account of an intensely personal individual story, ...
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Other works translated into English are Dear Mr. Kawabata (1995) by Paul Starkey in 1999 and Passage to Dusk (1986) by Nirvana Tanoukhi in 2001, ...
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Passage to Dusk: (Modern Middle East… 9 copies, 1 review; Dear Mr. Kawabata 4 copies, ... Passage to Dusk, al-Daif’s second novel, was published in 1986. ...
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... 6, 48-49; ‘Learning English’, translated by Paul Starkey, 6, 50-53; Passage to Dusk, translated by Nirvana Tanoukhi, reviewed, 10/11, 138. ...
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