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The Committee (Middle East Literature in Translation)

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Writing in an intriguingly symbolic and minimalist style, author Sonallah Ibrahim has been called the Egyptian Kafka. And no wonder. This wry take on Kafka's The Trial revolves around its narrator's attempts to petition successfully the elusive ruling body of his country, known simply as "the committee". Consequences for his actions range from the absurd to the hideous.<P>In Kafkaesque fashion, Ibrahim offers an unbroken first-person narrative rendered in brief, crisp prose framed by a conspicuous absence of vivid imagery. Furthermore, the petitioner is a man without identity. The ideal anti-hero, he remains, as does his country, unnamed throughout the intricate plot with a locale suggestive of 1970s Cairo.<P>Considered a major work, The Committee sardonically pierces the inflammatory terrain between ordinary men, unbridled displays of power, and other, broader concerns of the author's native Egypt. The novel's corrosive, shocking conclusion catapults satiric surrealism into a new realm.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815607267
Translator:
Constable, Charlene
Translator:
St Germain, Mary
Translator:
Constable, Charlene
Author:
Ibrahim, Sun' Allah
Author:
St Germain, Mary
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Location:
Syracuse, N.Y.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
African
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Political persecution
Subject:
Arabic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Middle East Literature in Translation
Series Volume:
107-116
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
166
Dimensions:
7.38x5.50x.73 in. .61 lbs.

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