AUNT SAFIYYA AND THE MONASTERY PDF
Click here and buy Aunt Safiyya and the Monastery from So the narrator’s father placates and sends away all Safiyya’s many. This brief, beautifically crafted novel introduces one of the finest contemporary Arab novelists to English-speaking audiences. In it, Bahaa’ Taher, one of a group . of the history of the village and the monastery (Chapter One, “The. Miqaddis Bishai”), events proceed uninterrupted to tell Aunt Safiyya’ s story (Chapter Two.
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Suddenly, a rumor was injected by some unknown source, in order to create hatred between the villagers. This novel, his most recent, is the first monastey appear in English. He is one of the Arab world’s major writers. This is a fascinating novel by a fine and very distinguished writer.
The text also flows idiomatically. It would be great if he would consider writing a romance. This is probably the first English translation of any of Bahaa’ Taher’s fiction. And if, like most translations of writings by contemporary Egyptians, this English rendering is superior to the Arabic original, then the latter must be sophomoric indeed. Romaine has rendered an immense service to non-Arabic readers by introducing them to an important writer of the Arab world.
The characters are complex and realistic – the wise ones recognizing both the past and the future in a country just stripped of the Sinai in war. While one wishes the author would write an historic monasetry based upon the relations of the monophysites and neighboring sects through the ages, Taher achieves something perhaps greater; creating his own byzantine while never imposing an entirely personalized view -or judgment- upon his very thf characters.
It is a tale of honor and of the terrible demands of tue vengeance; it probes the question of how a people or nation can become divided against itself. About the Book This brief, beautifically crafted novel introduces one of the finest contemporary Arab novelists to English-speaking audiences.
Aunt Safeyya and the Monastery. Bahaa’s style reflects his tender feelings and a sense of nostalgia for the past, the ‘good old’ and peaceful days. Moreover, he handles monastedy topics safiyga well. He enriches modern Arabic literature with an evocation of aspects of society and tradition that have not always received a great deal of attention from fiction writers.
About the Author Bahaa’ Taherwho lives in Geneva, has written three novels and several collections of short stories. And I’d quite comfortable but the introduction at the back Taher’s abilities as a storytellerand stylist shine.
Aunt Safiyya and the Monastery- Novel by Bahaa Taher
The book stands quite well on its own, thankyou. Books Digital Products Journals. This is a significant alliance. Safiyya, the narrator’s aunt, is an saiyya girl who was taken in by his parents and brought up by them.
Hence a translation of one of his works is particularly welcome. It provides a positive picture of Islam – a picture sadly needed in the West – as well as of the Copts, largely unknown in the West.
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This brief, beautifically crafted novel introduces one of the finest contemporary Arab novelists sariyya English-speaking audiences. But the entirely personal and private flavor of it takes its strength from the vignettes of the main characters. Taher has a magical gift for evoking the village life of Upper Egypt—a vastly different setting than urban Cairo and a landscape that tourists usually glimpse only from the windows of trains and buses taking them to the Pharaonic sites.
Here, where Christians and Muslims have coexisted peacefully for centuries, where the traditions of the Coptic Church are as powerful as those of the Muslims, Taher crafts an intricate and compelling tale of monasery implications. With a powerful narrative voice and a genius for capturing the complex nuances of human interaction, Taher brilliantly depicts the poignant drama of a traditional society caught up in the process of change. The story weaves together a tale social difference Muslim, Copt, tenent farmer.
Here, where Christians and Muslims have coexisted peacefully for centuries, where the traditions konastery the Coptic Church are as powerful as those of the Muslims, Taher crafts an intricate and compelling tale of far-reaching implications.
Taher has a magical gift for evoking the village life of Upper Egypt-a vastly different setting than urban Cairo and a landscape that tourists usually glimpse only from the windows of trains and buses taking them to the Pharaonic sites.
It is taken for granted that. The most useful part. Bahaa’ Taher is questioning the source of this evil, hate, and violence that evolved between the peoples of the same land. Add it to your “must read” list – you’ll be well rewarded. Safigya told, without adornment or much authorial intrusion, this is a brief tragedy with resonances wider than its village setting.
I must acknowledge Barbara Romaine for her translation of this book, it is simply flawless. The translator’s introduction is quite perceptive and monasrery, though the style is sometimes redundant.
It is a tale of honor and of the terrible demands of blood vengeance; it probes the question of how a people or nation can become divided against itself. The novelist’s style is so tender and his words flow soft like clouds. The bey then develops a paranoid belief that Harbi intends to kidnap and harm the infant.
His novel is describing the life in a southern village in Egypt where Copts Egyptian Christians and Moslems Egyptian Moslems lived together in peace and harmony for centuries. Reviews and Readers comments on Bahaa Taher’s Novel. In it, Bahaa’ Taher, one of a group of Egyptian writers-including the Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz-noted for their revealing portraits of Egyptian life and society, tells the dramatic story of a young Muslim who, when his life is threatened, finds sanctuary in a community of Coptic monks.
Readers Comments A tender novel with a strong message of love Reviewer: In it, Bahaa’ Taher, one of a group of Egyptian writers—including the Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz—noted for their revealing portraits of Egyptian life and society, tells the dramatic story of a young Muslim who, when his life is threatened, finds sanctuary in a community of Coptic monks.