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The Secret Life of Saeed (Third World Literature Series)

Emile Habiby

The Secret Life of Saeed (Third World Literature Series)

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Published by St. Martin"s Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arabic Literature,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • General,
  • Modern fiction,
  • Jewish-Arab relations

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9776859M
    ISBN 100862324025
    ISBN 109780862324025


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“In Arabic Habiby had no precursors, and has had no successors- acknowledging his debt to Voltaire and Swift, he has proved inimitable.”- Middle East Magazine. In The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist by Emile Habiby, Both books set about poking fun at a certain world-view — in Voltaire’s case it is pathological optimism that states that the death of thousands of people in an earthquake in Lisbon is justified as God’s will.

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This bizarrely comical and touching satire of the bumbling innocent, Saeed Pessoptimist, is a classic of Arab literature. Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist" as a work of Palestinian Fiction Emile Habiby's book "The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist" puts across an account involving both tragic and comic elements, making it possible for readers to have a better understanding of Israeli-Palestinian relations and the influence that they have on individuals.

On Monday, February 7th we gathered to discuss The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist (Al-Waka’i al gharieba fi ikhtifa Said Abul Nahs al-Mutasha’il) by Emile Habiby. This contemporary classic by Emile Habibi (إميل حبيبي‎), tells the story of a Palestinian who becomes a citizen of Israel, combines fact and fantasy, tragedy and comedy.

Home» Palestine» Emile Habiby» فاء سعيد أبي النحس (The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist). Emile Habiby: فاء سعيد أبي النحس (The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist) On the whole, Arab writers do not do satire so this book, which is funny and satirical, is a treat.

The Secret Life of Saeed, The Pessoptimist depicts the life of Saeed, a Palestinian resident of Haifa who becomes a collaborator with the newly created State of Israel, and the impact that this decision has on his son, Walaa/5(3).

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Saeed is. A comic antihero's unexpected transformation from wily survivor into principled man of his people is observed with ebullient wit and understated empathy in this famous novel by Habiby, a Palestinian Arab () who lived in Israel and was elected to the Knesset.

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About this Item: Arabia Books Ltd, United Kingdom, Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Purposefully imitating Voltaire's classic Candide, another dark comedy which derives its humour from life's tragedies, Habiby's The Secret of Saeed the Pessoptimist is.

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THE SECRET LIFE OF SAEED THE PESSOPTIMIST by Habiby, Emile; Jayyusi, Salma Khadra (translator); LeGassick, Trevor (translator). Zed Books, pp. trade paperback, G+, corner tips creased, small scrape on lower spine edge, Professor's card pocket on inside front cover, translated from the Arabic, The secret life of Saeed, the pessoptimist, a novel of hardships faced by Arabs struggling.

The secret life of Saeed, the ill-fated pessoptimist by Imīl Ḥabībī, Emile Habiby, Salma Khadra Jayyusi, Trevor Le Gassick,Vantage Press edition, in English - 1st : Saeed is the simple soul who sees what goes on around him, but cannot understand why it is so.

The bitterness comes with the explanation. Habiby wrote a devastating satire. His own life paralleled that of Saeed: he was an Arab in Israel, even a member of the Israeli parliament.

He wrote this book almost 30 years ago. It is still s: 8. The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist, by Emile Habiby English translation,pp. Arabic literature does not feature many novels, and of those, perhaps only this one is meant as a comedy. Theories abound concerning the connections between the development of the novel and the rise of European Enlightenment humanism, capitalist.

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You know, this is. Summary of the plot The story is focused on Saeed, an evidently mentally ill Palestinian, who returns to his home after the Israeli occupation. The novel is in the forms of letters to an Israeli newspaper and mentions how he talks to aliens about the conflict and describes the.

Published by Arabia Books Isbn Price [pounds sterling] Paperback [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Purposefully imitating Voltaire's classic Candide, another dark comedy which derives its humour from life's tragedies, Habiby's The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist is considered a classic of Arab literature.

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Missing Information. Please contact us if any details are missing and where possible we will add the information to our listing. In Emile Habiby’s The Secret Life of Saeed: the Pessoptimist and Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest the idea that names actually mean what they say saves these two works from becoming tragedies because it gives The Importance of Being Earnest a comedic plot, the names in The Secret Life of Saeed: the Pessoptimist represent present choices for Saeed, and the characters in both.

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Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist" as a work of Palestinian Fiction Emile Habiby's book "The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist" puts across an account involving Pages: 8 ( words) Type: Essay Bibliography Sources: 8.

Everything I know about Arab literature I learned (in translation) from comparative lit classes, where I was first introduced to works like Ghassan Kanafani’s Men in the Sun, the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish, Emile Habiby’s surreal The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist, Miramar by Naguib Mahfouz, and Edward Said and Jean Mohr’s photo.

The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist was named in the top ten vels set in the Arab world by The Guardian inwon the Al-Quds Prize in Palestine in and The Israel Prize for Literature, awarded by the State of Israel.

There is a word that has been hovering around me like a familiar since the morning after the U.S. presidential election.

It comes from the title of the Palestinian novelist and politician Emile Habiby’s bizarre and wonderful book, The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist (al-mutasha’il, a mashup of mutafa’il [optimism] and mutasha’im [pessimism]).