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The Waiting List An Irai Woman's Tales of Alienation CMES Modern Middle East Literature in Translation

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He disappointments of life through the subjective lens of memory Honestly facing the absence of family and the instability of place Al Amir gives lifelike ualities to the inanimate objects of her rapidly changing worldIn addition to the stories two examples of the author's experimental poems are included In her introduction Mona Mikhail places these stories and poems in the context of contemporary Islamic literature and gender studi This book of short stories and poems fulfills the book set in the Middle East and book of 100 pages or less categories of the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2 2016The Waiting List An Irai Woman's Tales of Alienation is an appropriate title for this selection of stories by Daisy Al Amir as the stories are mostly set in liminal places places of transition such as airline terminals modes of transportation such as cars buses or airplanes temporary residences such as hotels or houses in which the characters who are nameless never feel at home If they ever do come to feel a sense of permanence in their residence it's ripped out from under them by a war which seems to have no purpose but to uproot people and do violence to their lives Ms Al Amir is a great writer and her stories capture the sense of timeless impermanence experienced by those who have often had cause to move freuently and suddenly throughout their lives In one story Fires of the Past her character leaves a house where she has lived for 27 years leaving behind her precious papers and books and mementos in the care of her neighbors She moves to a foreign country and believes she will not be able to bring these items with her During the Lebanese war a bomb drops on her house Her neighbors eager to save her belongings from the flames soak all her papers and books with water They put out the fire; but the precious belongings are ruined Once again the futility of clinging to the past is restatedThese characters are in a constant state of flux in a liminal world between worlds There were some typos and errors but not enough to detract from the overall pleasure of reading the stories Other than The Kite Runner and The Thousand and One Nights when I was a child I haven't read Middle Eastern literature but I think I would like to read stories from Middle Eastern women This was an unusual find and I'm glad I stumbled upon it

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Daisy Al Amir is one of the visible figures in women's fiction in the Arab world today This collection of stories originally published in Lebanon as Ala La'ihat al Intizar is the most recent of her five publications Her stories intimately reflect women's experiences in the chaotic worlds of the Lebanese civil war and the rise of Saadam Hussain as Ira's leader Set in Ira Cyprus and Lebanon the stories shed light on an unusual Middle After reading four of the stories I found the translations to be too clumsy and lifeless to continue reading For example the first story's translation reveals a poor understanding of verb tenses in Arabic the imperfect case is jarringly rendered as present tense English verb despite the story taking place in the past Other translation choices are awkwardly literal While an editor is listed for this work I find it hard to believe that the editor was proficient Arabic or editing Secondly the four stories I read involved protagonists pondering mundane details of daily life in a way that didn't catch my interest However I will withhold judgment regarding this collection until I get a hold of a copy of it in its original Arabic I suspect that Al Amir's succinct style and emphasis on internal monologue may hold a greater appeal when they are not suffocated by deeply flawed translation آزاده خانم ونویسنده اش یا آشویتس خصوصی دکتر شریفی one Sur le contrôle de nos vies of the visible figures in women's fiction in the Arab world today This collection The Cross And The Crescent of stories Heir of Empyrial Fire (Starbright, originally published in Lebanon as Ala La'ihat al Intizar is the most recent Sanacion of her five publications Her stories intimately reflect women's experiences in the chaotic worlds Workbook for I Will Give You Rest of the Lebanese civil war and the rise Diet salad recipes book- the best salad recipes for rapid weight loss of Saadam Hussain as Ira's leader Set in Ira Cyprus and Lebanon the stories shed light How to be a Bartender on an unusual Middle After reading four Stories of the Ngunnawal of the stories I found the translations to be too clumsy and lifeless to continue reading For example the first story's translation reveals a poor understanding The Witchkin Murders (Magicfall, of verb tenses in Arabic the imperfect case is jarringly rendered as present tense English verb despite the story taking place in the past Other translation choices are awkwardly literal While an editor is listed for this work I find it hard to believe that the editor was proficient Arabic Hukum Dalam Ruang sosial or editing Secondly the four stories I read involved protagonists pondering mundane details L'imagination créatrice de l'acteur : (On the technique of acting) of daily life in a way that didn't catch my interest However I will withhold judgment regarding this collection until I get a hold Unicorns Magazine - May 2018 - Gloria Friedley of a copy In the Land of Silence of it in its The Countess of Flatbroke original Arabic I suspect that Al Amir's succinct style and emphasis Reste avec moi: Notre combat on internal monologue may hold a greater appeal when they are not suffocated by deeply flawed translation

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East refugee experience that of a cultural refugee a divorced woman who is educated affluent and aloneAl Amir is also a poet and novelist whose sensual prose grows out of a long tradition of Irai poetry But one also finds existential themes in her works as Al Amir tries to balance what seems fated and what seems arbitrary in the turbulent world she inhabits She deals with time and space in a minimalist surreal style while studying t Poetic short stories Feeling of lost forlorn and yes waiting I could not tell if the stories were all about the same character My Prince of a cultural refugee a divorced woman who is educated affluent and aloneAl Amir is also a poet and novelist whose sensual prose grows Ike out Haunted of a long tradition Flower In The Palace of Irai poetry But Star-Spider Speaks one also finds existential themes in her works as Al Amir tries to balance what seems fated and what seems arbitrary in the turbulent world she inhabits She deals with time and space in a minimalist surreal style while studying t Poetic short stories Feeling The Jacobins Daughter of lost forlorn and yes waiting I could not tell if the stories were all about the same character

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