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The Dream Palace of the Arabs: A Generation's Odyssey

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From Fouad Ajami, an acclaimed author and chronicler of Arab politics, comes a compelling account of how a generation of Arab intellectuals tried to introduce cultural renewals in their homelands through the forces of modernity and secularism. Ultimately, they came to face disappointment, exile, and, on occasion, death. Brilliantly weaving together the strands of a tumultuous century in Arab political thought, history, and poetry, Ajami takes us from the ruins of Beirut's once glittering metropolis to the land of Egypt, where struggle rages between a modernist impulse and an Islamist insurgency, from Nasser's pan-Arab nationalist ambitions to the emergence of an uneasy Pax Americana in Arab lands, from the triumphalism of the Gulf War to the continuing anguished debate over the Israeli-Palestinian peace accords.

For anyone who seeks to understand the Middle East, here is an insider's unflinching analysis of the collision between intellectual life and political realities in the Arab world today.

Synopsis:

An important and illuminating book . . . a valuable testament to a tragic generation that tried to bridge the Arab past with modern ideals. --The New York Times

The Dream Palace of the Arabs is an absorbing and sadly moving account of what political and economic failures on a grand scale have meant in human terms and at an individual level. --The Washington Post Book World

Eloquent. . . . A clear-eyed look at the lost hopes of the Arabs. It opens the door to the thought processes of a society whose motivations have been little understood and often feared. The Dream Palace of the Arabs is a courageous book. --The Christian Science Monitor

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307484031
Subtitle:
A Generation's Odyssey
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Ajami, Fouad
Author:
Fouad Ajami
Subject:
History : Middle East - General
Subject:
Political Science : International Relations - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
International
Subject:
Intellectuals
Subject:
Arab countries
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Arab countries Politics and government.
Subject:
Intellectuals -- Arab countries.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Middle East-General History
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
History : Middle East - Egypt
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19990629
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
344

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

The Dream Palace of the Arabs: A Generation's Odyssey
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Product details 344 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307484031 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An important and illuminating book . . . a valuable testament to a tragic generation that tried to bridge the Arab past with modern ideals. --The New York Times

The Dream Palace of the Arabs is an absorbing and sadly moving account of what political and economic failures on a grand scale have meant in human terms and at an individual level. --The Washington Post Book World

Eloquent. . . . A clear-eyed look at the lost hopes of the Arabs. It opens the door to the thought processes of a society whose motivations have been little understood and often feared. The Dream Palace of the Arabs is a courageous book. --The Christian Science Monitor

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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