Broken Mirrors by Elias Khoury

By Elias Khoury

Why did he go back to Beirut?

Why did Karim depart his spouse and kids and the lifestyles he had inbuilt France to come to a native land nonetheless reeling from war?

It was once to not solution his brother Naseem's name and lift a medical institution out the ashes; it was once to not pursue prior sweethearts and father the son his spouse by no means gave him.

It used to be to discover a guy, or the ghost of a guy, a guy recognized merely as Sinalcol, mythical hero of the civil battle, and a damaged reflect of himself.

In Beirut Karim will confront the destiny of outdated comrades, the reality approximately his father's demise and a brother who's all yet a dual in visual appeal yet stocks not anything of his soul.

And he'll research that peace is just ever fleeting in a struggle perpetually.

Show description

Read or Download Broken Mirrors PDF

Similar fiction_2 books

Great Tales from English History: The Truth About King Arthur, Lady Godiva, Richard the Lionheart, and More

From precedent days to the current day, the tale of britain has been laced with drama, intrigue, braveness, and passion-a wealthy and colourful narrative of heroes and villains, kings and rebels, artists and highwaymen, bishops and scientists. Now, in nice stories from English background, Robert Lacey tells these amazing tales as just a nice author can: combining impeccable accuracy with the undying drama that has made those tales reside for hundreds of years.

Call Me Brooklyn

Via an creative constitution that jumps from narrator to narrator and spans a long time, name Me Brooklyn follows the lifetime of Gal Ackerman, a Spanish orphan followed through the Spanish Civil conflict and raised in Brooklyn, long island. relocating from the key tunnels that protect the forgotten citizens of long island to the studio the place Mark Rothko placed an finish to his existence, from the jazz golf equipment frequented by way of Thomas Pynchon to the bar in Madrid the place we research the reality approximately Ackerman's prior, name Me Brooklyn attracts upon a wealthy culture that comes with Nabokov's faded fireplace, Bellow's Humbolt's reward, and the novels of Felipe Alfau—a hymn to secret and to the facility of fiction.

El libro de las pruebas

Los angeles perfecta introducción al universo Banville«Una novela sorprendente, perturbadora» (The big apple occasions e-book assessment) , por el ganador del Premio Booker y del Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras.

Freddie Montgomery es un científico de talento exiliado en una isla del Mediterráneo. Llegado el momento de saldar una deuda, su mujer y su hijo son retenidos como garantía de pago, y él regresa a Irlanda para conseguir fondos en una búsqueda que termina en el robo de un cuadro valioso y el asesinato de una joven. ¿El móvil del crimen? Ni los angeles avaricia, ni l. a. venganza. Ha matado porque «podía hacerlo»: es un asesino unintended como el que quizá todos llevamos dentro. Mientras espera juicio escribe esta confesión como un intento de presentar las pruebas, no ya de su inocencia, sino de los acontecimientos que lo han llevado a esa celda y han marcado el recorrido de su vida entera.

Reseñas:
«Cada creación suya atrae y deleita por los angeles maestría en el desarrollo de l. a. trama y en el dominio de los registros y matices expresivos, y por su reflexión sobre los secretos del corazón humano. »
Declaración del Jurado del Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras 2014

«Una gran obra en los angeles que cada artful momento detona en voz baja para mostrar un mortífero destello inside. »
Don DeLillo

«La recomiendo como introducción a Banville. »
Francisco García Pérez, los angeles Opinión de Tenerife

«El más grande escritor irlandés vivo #con el permiso de William Trevor# y el mejor estilista de l. a. lengua inglesa. »
Begoña Arce y Elena Hevia, El Periódico de Extremadura

«No un relato policial, sino una novela psicológica fascinante y trabajada en cada línea. »
Eduardo García, Diario de Mallorca

«Heredero de los angeles literatura de Nabokov, destaca en su estilo lacuidada construcción de cada frase, l. a. narración en primera personality y el humor negro. »
Gabinete de Prensa de los angeles Biblioteca Nacional de España

«Uno de los escritores contemporáneos más inteligentes, más sensibles y más cultos en las letras universales. .. Un escritor common que quedará en l. a. historia de l. a. literatura. .. Hemos premiado no a un hombre más, sino a un novelista esencial en el landscape contemporáneo de las letras universales. »
Rosa Navarro Durán, l. a. Nueva España (Jurado del Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras 2014)

«La obra de Banville es un monumento al ser humano desde l. a. complejidad y los angeles profunda oscuridad. »
Eduardo García, los angeles Opinión de Málaga

«El nosequé nabokoviano; l. a. sensación de ensoñación con los angeles que discurre el relato. .. Los que tengan ese Banville bien fijada en los angeles cabeza seguramente se lleven una pequeña alegría con el fallo del Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras. »
Luis Alemany, El País

Infiltrations d'images : de la réécriture de la fiction pastorale ibérique en France (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles)

Infiltrations d'images. De los angeles réécriture de l. a. fiction pastorale ibérique en France (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles) suggest une relecture actuelle de l. a. fiction pastorale née du discussion unique entre les espaces littéraires ibérique et français: Jorge de Montemayor, Lope de Vega, Cervantès, Honoré d'Urfé, Gomberville, Du Verdier, Du Broquart.

Extra info for Broken Mirrors

Sample text

Such a way of reading could not take account of the contexts of production (social, cultural, political) and so removed itself from a “properly” historical account. This kind of argument seems to me to be flawed on several accounts. First, it has to be asked, can one ever recover the histories that make up a text? Is it ever possible to reconstruct the totality of history out of which a text appears, and which that text then mediates through its own encoded signs of its historicity? The answer is no; not only is a totality impossible, there is also no direct access to another period, the forms of its thought, its cultural practices, and so on.

For a particularly insightful analysis of this issue see R. Nemesvari, “‘Judged by a Purely Literary Standard’: Sensation Fiction, Horizons of Expectation, and the Generic Construction of Victorian Realism,” in K. Harrison and R. ) Victorian Sensations: Essays on a Scandalous Genre (Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2006), pp. 15–28. The Canon: Mapping Writers and Their Works 29 Works cited Anon, “Literature,” Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine, 19 (February 1852), pp. 118–29. Arnold, Matthew (1869), Culture and Anarchy.

That said, it is only by destabilizing and demythologizing the relationship between the curriculum and the canon that we can move our students from a passive acceptance of maps as an object to an active engagement with the process of mapping as a subject. Consider, for example, the following statement from a recent volume of pedagogical essays, Teaching British Women Writers: 1750–1900: “When one can eliminate a dependency on the literature by males and teach a work for its own merits, without using a comparison/ contrast method to argue legitimacy, then clearly the work in question has a place in the canon” (Simmons, 2005, p.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.72 of 5 – based on 3 votes

admin