Arabesques: A Novel by Anton ShammasArabesques: A Novel by Anton Shammas

Arabesques: A Novel

byAnton ShammasTranslated byVivian Eden

Paperback | April 27, 2001

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Available again, Arabesques is a classic, complex novel of identity, memory, and history in the Middle East and points beyond-including Iowa and New York City. Anton Shammas, the first Arab to write a novel in Hebrew, has given us a riveting look at a people we hear too little about: Palestinian Christians. Arabesques was chosen as one of the best books of 1988 by the editors of the New York Times Book Review.
Anton Shammas is Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan.
Title:Arabesques: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:263 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:April 27, 2001Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520228324

ISBN - 13:9780520228320


Editorial Reviews

"Intricately conceived and beautifully written. . . . A crisp, luminous, and nervy mixture of fantasy and autobiography. . . [and] an elegant example of postmodern baroque."--John Updike, "The New Yorker"