New PDF release: Rama and the Dragon (Winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for

By Edwar al-Kharrat,Ferial Ghazoul,John Verlenden

ISBN-10: 9774246764

ISBN-13: 9789774246760

Rama and the Dragon, a multi-layered novel concerning the depths of human event and the fight among polarities, at the floor offers a love tale of unrequited ardour among Rama—the image of multiplicity and creativity—and Mikhail—the image of cohesion and fidelity. Their tale displays the connection not just among guy and lady, Copt and Muslim, but in addition among higher and reduce Egypt. via a fragile grid of intertextual references and juxtaposed narratives, the desires and hopes, fears and defeats of Rama and Mikhail circulate from the neighborhood to the worldwide, equivalent to human desires and anxieties everywhere.
In this novel, Edwar al-Kharrat has created a special type of narrative discourse during which he provides Egyptian realities and actualities of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, with flashbacks to as early because the Forties, in a cultured shape that highlights ancient moments whereas mixing philosophical, legendary, and mental views in a literary parallel to the cinematic means of montage.
In their quotation awarding al-Kharrat the Mahfouz Medal, the judges acknowledged: “Rama and the Dragon is taken into account a step forward within the literary heritage of contemporary Arabic fiction.”

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