The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist by Emile Habiby
The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist Emile Habiby ebook
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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998. On Monday, February 7th we gathered to discuss The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist (Al-Waka'i al gharieba fi ikhtifa Said Abul Nahs al-Mutasha'il) by Emile Habiby. Men in the Sun, by the Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani. The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist, by Palestinian Emile Habibi. Imil Habibi —The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist (1974; trans. Also just finished The secret life of Saeed the pessoptimist by Emile Habiby. "The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist (Imil Habibi, 1974; translated 1982) The full title is much longer. I'm pleased to see that Arabia Books have just re-issued Emile Habiby's The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist and have a page on it here. Witty, satirical and surreal, and heavily inspired by Candide, it's a short novel about the Palestinian experience between 1948 and 1970. Rather dated, but unusual in that its heroes are revolutionary terrorists. The Secret Life of Saeed (The Pessoptimist) by Emile Habiby 8. 5.Cities of Salt by Abdelrahman Munif 6. Very different from the devious anarchist villains of (e.g.) Chesterton. The Yacoubian Building by Alaa al-Aswany 7. Mountolive by Lawrence Durrell 9.