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by Elias Khoury,Peter Theroux
Yalo (Rainmaker Translations) by Khoury, Elias; Theroux, Peter (Translator) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles . Elias Khoury; Translator-Peter Theroux. Published by Archipelago Books (2008). ISBN 10: 0979333040 ISBN 13: 9780979333040.
Elias Khoury; Translator-Peter Theroux.
by Elias Khoury & translated by Peter Theroux. Khoury’s unsparing portrayal of a man without a country, a history or even an identity dominates this deceptively intricate novel. Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2008.
By Elias Khoury Translated by Peter Theroux. Part of Rainmaker Translations. Elias Khoury’s Yalo is a novel that transcends-as only art can-the deep divisiveness of ideology, both political and religious
By Elias Khoury Translated by Peter Theroux. Category: Military Fiction Literary Fiction. Elias Khoury’s Yalo is a novel that transcends-as only art can-the deep divisiveness of ideology, both political and religious. Yalo speaks to our universal humanity, to our profound longing for a realization of self and a connection to others. That such a vision should, at this moment in history, come to the American reading public from a great Arab novelist makes this an extraordinarily important publishing event.
Elias Khoury's latest novel returns to a golden ag. Khoury's Yalo, White Masks, Little Mountain, The Journey of Little Gandhi, and City Gates are also.
Elias Khoury's latest novel returns to a golden age. Beirut in the 30s, unoccupied Palestine and a love affair recalled through a set of dream sequences: an Arab spring of a very different sort. Elias Khoury, born in Beirut, is the author of thirteen novels, four volumes of literary criticism, and three plays. He was awarded the Palestine Prize for Gate of the Sun, which was named Best Book of the Year by Le Monde Diplomatique, The Christian Science Monitor, and The San Fransisco Chronicle, and a Notable Book by The New York Times.
Yalo propels us into a skewed universe of brutal misunderstanding, of love . Peter Theroux is the translator of nine novels, including Abdelrahman Munif’s Cities of Salt, Naguib Mahfouz’s Children of the Alley.
Yalo propels us into a skewed universe of brutal misunderstanding, of love and alienation, of self-discovery and luminous transcendence. Peter Theroux is the translator of nine novels, including Abdelrahman Munif’s Cities of Salt, Naguib Mahfouz’s Children of the Alley, and Emile Habiby’s Saraya: The Ogre’s Daughter. He is the author of Translating . Tour of the Rainbow City.
Find sources: "Elias Khoury" – news · newspapers · books · scholar . English translations: Yalo (2008, Peter Theroux), (2009, Humphrey Davies: short-listed for Best Translated Book Award).
Find sources: "Elias Khoury" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (February 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Learn how and when to remove this template message). Elias Khoury was born in 1948 into a Greek Orthodox middle-class family in the predominantly Christian Ashrafiyye district of Beirut. He was a left-handed and never liked being one. At the age of 8, he started enjoying Jurji Zaydan's readings which, later on, taught him more about Islam and his Arabic background.
Translated from the Arabic by Peter Theroux
Translated from the Arabic by Peter Theroux. Sometimes following an author's path from one book to another pays off. I liked it better than Gate of the Sun and I will seek out more of his work after this. The bad translation certainly did not help Reading this book almost felt like some mild variant of the torture endured by the protagonist throughout its pages. It took me several months to finish it because I would lose interest in the story, which is so disjointed and neurotic that trying to follow it is a pain.
Rainmaker Translations. By (author) Elias Khoury, Translated by Peter Theroux. Elias Khoury's Yalo is a novel that transcends-as only art can-the deep divisiveness of ideology, both political and religious
Rainmaker Translations. Elias Khoury's Yalo is a novel that transcends-as only art can-the deep divisiveness of ideology, both political and religious.
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Elias Khoury’s new novel, Yalo, heavy with both, is a dizzying journey into the extremes of human experience - into intense sensuality and stomach-turning violence. Translated by Peter Theroux. 317 pp. Archipelago Books. The title character is a child of war, growing up on the back streets of Beirut during the conflict that ripped the country apart from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s.
“A heartbreaking book and sometimes hypnotic in beauty. . . . With both gentle and cruel images, Khoury wrote a lamentation for the generation that was corrupted and lost its children, and for the children themselves.”—Haaretz
Elias Khoury’s most recent novel propels us into a fantastic universe of skewed reality that leaves us breathless to the last page. We follow the path of a young man, Yalo, who is growing up like a stray dog on the streets of Beirut during the long years of the Lebanese civil war. Living with his mother, who “lost her face in the mirror,” he falls in with a dangerous gang whose violent escapades he treats as a game. The game becomes a frightening reality, however, when Yalo is accused of rape and imprisoned. He is forced to confess to crimes of which he has no recollection. As he writes, and rewrites, he begins to grasp his family’s past and recall all that his psyche has buried, and the true Yalo begins to emerge.
Elias Khoury is the author of twelve novels, four volumes of literary criticism, and three plays. Editor of the cultural pages of Beirut’s An-Nahar, Khoury also is a global distinguished professor at New York University. Gate of the Sun was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2006.
Peter Theroux translated Abdelrahman Munif's Cities of Salt, Naguib Mahfouz's Children of the Alley, and Alia Mamdouh’s Naphtalene: A Novel of Baghdad. He has lived and traveled throughout the Middle East and is currently based in Washington, DC.
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