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A striking, original memoir of the archaeology of language praised as "an etymological wonderment" (William Safire) and "simply and eloquently — magic".

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Gold Gato, August 3, 2012 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
"The quartz-flecked blue marble of the vine-crowned Coptic columns absorbed into the qiblah has been eaten by the air into waves."

Paint a thousand words. Scarlet birds. Sparkling sands. Rivers of green. Gold etched in bookbinding. Orange-bellied fish. Lemon-green dawn. Yellow jacinth, the six fabric of heaven.

Susan Brind Morrow takes her North American upbringing, including the loss of a close relative, and attaches herself to Egypt via her love of language. Whether it's Arabic, Latin, Greek, or western verse, her love of words comes through in every page, colouring a world that would be threatening to others. Crowded, stinking, polluted Cairo is the Eye of the Sun. The desert sleeps under peach cirrus clouds. The Milky Way is the Margar el Kabsh, 'the path of the sheep'.

"Put me beneath the chariot of the too near sun in a land denied even of houses."

I am now learning Arabic.

Book Season = Summer (deny the desert)
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ISBN:
9781573226806
Author:
Morrow, Susan Brind
Publisher:
Riverhead Trade
Subject:
General
Subject:
Middle East - Egypt
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
General Travel
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19980601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 6.4 x 0.62 in 0.5 lb

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