!!> Read ➶ Gate of the Sun ➺ Author Elias Khoury – Anguillais.us

Gate of the Sun Gate Of The Sun Is The First Magnum Opus Of The Palestinian Saga After Their Country Is Torn Apart In 1948, Two Men Remain Alone In A Deserted Makeshift Hospital In The Shatila Camp On The Outskirts Of Beirut We Enter A Vast World Of Displacement, Fear, And Tenuous Hope Khalil Holds Vigil At The Bedside Of His Patient And Spiritual Father, A Storied Leader Of The Palestinian Resistance Who Has Slipped Into A Coma As Khalil Attempts To Revive Yunes, He Begins A Story, Which Branches Into Many Stories Of The People Expelled From Their Villages In Galilee, Of The Massacres That Followed, Of The Extraordinary Inner Strength Of Those Who Survived, And Of Love Khalil Like Elias Khoury Is A Truth Collector, Trying To Make Sense Of The Fragments And Various Versions Of Stories That Have Been Told To Him His Voice Is Intimate And Direct, His Memories Are Vivid, His Humanity Radiates From Every Page Khalil Lets His Mind Wander Through Time, From Village To Village, From One Astonishing Soul To Another, And Takes Us With Him Gate Of The Sun Is A Palestinian Odyssey Beautifully Weaving Together Haunting Stories Of Survival And Loss, Love And Devastation, Memory And Dream, Khoury Humanizes The Complex Palestinian Struggle As He Brings To Life The Story Of An Entire People.

!!> Read ➶ Gate of the Sun  ➺ Author Elias Khoury – Anguillais.us
  • Hardcover
  • 539 pages
  • Gate of the Sun
  • Elias Khoury
  • English
  • 26 February 2017
  • 0976395029

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    How to begin this review has been my quandry and has held me back til now This book is not an easy read for many reasons The story twists and turns, moving back and forth through the years between 1948 and the establishment of the state of Israel and the simultaneous dislodging, destruction of Palestinian lives, and the late 1980s in displaced Palestinian camps in Lebanon It has been called a Palestinian Odyssey.To say it is not an easy read is not to say I didn t like this book or appreciate How to begin this review has been my quandry and has held me back til now This book is not an easy read for many reasons The story twists and turns, moving back and forth through the years between 1948 and the establishment of the state of Israel and the simultaneous dislodging, destruction of Palestinian lives, and the late 1980s in displaced Palesti...


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    This is a beautifully written novel, in which Khoury draws inspiration from stories he heard from Palestinians in refugee camps The stories are told from the perspective of Khalil, who is a close friend, almost a son, to Yunes, a Palestinian freedom fighter who is in a coma, a result of a massive stroke Although others have given Yunes up for dead, Khalil sits vigil by his hospital bedside and recounts stories, in an effort to make sense of their lives, and to make some contact with Yunes.The This is a beautifully written novel, in which Khoury draws inspiration from stories he heard from Palestinians in refugee camps The stories are told from the perspective of Khalil, who is a close friend, almost a son, to Yunes, a Palestinian freedom fighter who is in a coma, a result of a massive stroke Although others have given Yunes up for dead, Khalil sits vigil by his hospital bedside and recounts stories, in an effort to make sense of their lives, and to make some contact with Yunes.The novel is written as stream of consciousness, with Khalil often telling different versio...


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    There is a point where Elias Khoury speaks through his character Khalil about the difficulties of writing Khalil says to the comatose Yunis that words come apart when you write them down, and revert to symbols, cold and lifeless I encounter this all the time when I write, andso recently it seems Language is an imperfect form of communication, and at some level everything is symbolic, no matter how definitive or specific we attempt to make our speech Receiving or interpreting symbols There is a point where Elias Khoury speaks through his character Khalil about the difficulties of writing Khalil says to the comatose Yunis that words come apart when you write them down, and revert to s...

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