Banned in Saudia Arabia, this is a blistering look at Arab and American hypocrisy following the discovery of oil in a poor oasis community.
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"The only serious work of fiction that tries to show the effect of oil, Americans and the local oligarchy on a Gulf country."--Edward W. SaidAbout the Author :
Abdul Rahman Munif was a Saudi novelist. His novels included strong political elements as well as mockeries of the Middle Eastern elite classes. His work so offended the rulers of Saudi Arabia that many of his books were banned and his Saudi citizenship revoked. His books included Cities of Salt, The Trench, and Variations on Night and Day. Munif died in 2004.
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Description du livre Jonathan Cape, London, 1988. Black cloth hard Copy. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good -. First Britiish Edition. ARCHIVAL COVERING FOR PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT. Some wear to d/j to no chipping. pages age darkened as would be expected of book of this age. Pages cleaen, clear type, binding type. Ex library book with library stmap in 2 places and iside front cover evidence of libary slip envelop being removed. Originally published in 1984 in Lebanon, English translation copy right in 1987 and pubished in Great Britian in 1988. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 506181
Description du livre Jonathan Cape, 1988. Hardcover. État : Good. Great reading/study copy. May have highlights and/or notes. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000552198