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The Children of the Ghetto by Elias Khoury

The Children of the Ghetto

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The Children of the Ghetto by Elias Khoury
Jun 10, 2019 | 400 Pages
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“Khoury engages his own oeuvre in playful metafictional ways, along with real and invented scholarly texts, and larger Palestinian and Israeli literary histories to which this book is a timely and essential contribution. He rejects didacticism — “My story isn’t an attempt to prove something” — pirouetting between saying and unsaying, creating a mass of competing meanings from which Adam’s tormented psychology emerges. If Khoury makes any argument, however, it is that the expression of an “unadorned truth” is impossible, since all language is symbolic and metaphoric; words are weighed down by their histories… Khoury gives us a vivid glimpse of the unspeakable.” — New York Times Book Review

Praise for Elias Khoury:

“There has been powerful fiction about Palestinians and by Palestinians, but few have held to the light the myths, tales and rumors of both Israel and the Arabs with such discerning compassion. In Humphrey Davies’ sparely poetic translation, Gate of the Sun is an imposingly rich and realistic novel, a genuine masterwork.” — New York Times Book Review

“Khoury is one of the most innovative novelists in the Arab world.” – Washington Post Book World

“Elias Khoury is an artist giving voice to rooted exiles and trapped refugees, to dissolving boundaries and changing identities, to radical demands and new languages.” — Edward W. Said

“We need the voice of Elias Khoury–detailed, exquisite, humane–more than ever. Read him.” — Naomi Shihab Nye

“A writer of panoramic scope and ambition.” — Azadeh Moaveni, Financial Times

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