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ISBN13: 9780394755267
ISBN10: 039475526x
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Banned in Saudia Arabia, this is a blistering look at Arab and American hypocrisy following the discovery of oil in a poor oasis community.

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h, August 25, 2012 (view all comments by h)
Americans are quite insular when it comes to their reading habits. We read few novels in translation, far fewer when the original language is Arabic. I admit to having read only a few. And this is a spectacular one, especially as it's even more relevant now than it was when it was first published in the 80s. It's set in the first oil era, when US & other corporations rushed in to extract crude while exploiting and destroying social and environmental systems. Of course, this is an era we're still in. While deeply political, this isn't propagandistic. It's rich in symbolism and stories of family struggles. Let this be your first Arabic novel.
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Julia PDX, April 3, 2012 (view all comments by Julia PDX)
I was assigned this book in a college course almost a decade ago. Rediscovering it in 2012 was a pleasure. Muniif's narrative is engrossing and illuminates the interactions between people with varying levels of privilege and power.
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shamrockcandle, October 28, 2007 (view all comments by shamrockcandle)
Wadi al-Uyoun was an oasis amid desert land, an asylum for those who chose to cross the scalding sand dunes of Saudi Arabia in the 1930s. This historical fiction book, Cities of Salt by Abdelrahman Munif, provides a native prospective on issues that currently plague the world. This book aids Americans in their odyssey to understand cultural idiosyncrasies and customs from the Middle East. Every person who expends any amount of oil should read and ponder upon this book. Cities of Salt has a strong plot that lures readers in with characters and events that seem almost palpable. Throughout the book, readers will want to jump in to defend their favorite character’s reputation, help make peace between old friends, and mourn the unfortunate deaths of the good men who shape the village. Reading Cities of Salt would be a valuable investment of time for anyone who uses oil or is interested in current and previous international affairs. Cities of Salt is an enjoyable journey into a past time with an extraordinary civilization.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394755267
Editor:
McDonald, Erroll
Publisher:
Vintage
Translator:
Theroux, Peter
Editor:
McDonald, Erroll
Author:
Munif, Abdelrahman
Author:
Munif, Abd Al-Rahman
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
v. 28, no. 12
Publication Date:
July 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 1.3 in 0.95 lb

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