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City Gates

Elias Khoury; Translated by Paula Haydar

Picador

0312427158

9780312427153

Trade Paperback

112 Pages

$16.00

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Drawing on the traditions of Arabic storytelling, Elias Khoury's fable of displacement follows a stranger as he arrives in a gated city and wanders through its labyrinthine streets in search of the city's future—and his own.
 
City Gates was first published in Arabic in 1981, appearing in English in 1993. It is an exploration of the theme of exile, dislocation, and identity. His early works show Khoury finding the distinctive voice that explodes in his epic Gate of the Sun.

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"Khoury is, before everything else, a writer of stories. He loves them because there's no end to them. And because their meanings, very much like the reasons they're worth telling, get richer and more contradictory."—London Review of Books

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Elias Khoury is the author of eleven novels including The Journey of Little Gandhi, The Kingdom of Strangers, and Yalo. He is a professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at New York University, and editor in chief of the literary supplement of Beirut's daily newspaper, An-Nahar.
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  • Elias Khoury; Translated by Paula Haydar

  • Elias Khoury is the author of eleven novels including The Journey of Little Gandhi, The Kingdom of Strangers, and Yalo. He is a professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at New York University, and editor in chief of the literary supplement of Beirut’s daily newspaper, An-Nahar.
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