Basrayatha: The Story of a City (BOK)

Muhammad Khudayyir

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"Basrayatha" is a literary tribute by author Muhammad Khudayyir to the city of his birth, Basra, on the Shatt al-Arab waterway in southern Iraq. Just as a city's inhabitants differ from outsiders through their knowledge of its streets and stories, so Khudayyir distinguishes between the real city of Basra and the imagined city he created through stories, experiences, and folklore. By turns a memoir, a travelog, a love letter, and a meditation, "Basrayatha" summons up a city long gone, yet which lives on in the memories and imaginations of its people. In the tradition of Calvino and Borges, Khudayyir's mesmerizing work itself illuminates and enriches the story of this magnificent city.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2008
Forfatter Muhammad Khudayyir Forlag
VERSO
ISBN 9781844672332 Antall sider 176
Dimensjoner 13,9cm x 20,8cm x 1,5cm Vekt 245 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Social & cultural history, Autobiography: literary