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Les Échelles du Levant

review Les Échelles du Levant 103 Amin Maalouf á 3 read & download characters Les Échelles du Levant Rn to Beirut is a rebel hero’s welcome after all and a joyful reunion with Clara whom he first met in France But if one war has brought the Jewish Muslim couple together another much closer to home is destined to separate Ossyane from the people and the world that he love. I can t stop myself from wondering how the storyline would have been if the protagonist was Jewish instead of his lover I highly doubt Maalouf would have minded but I d love to read a plot like that for a change I must admit I m a bit prejudiced against love stories between Muslim man and Non Muslim woman nothing sectarian it s just that there s a very few love stories featuring non Muslim men in love with Muslim women Forgive my clingy feminist agendaAnyway I love the mixture of patriotic lost identities even though it would do the story better justice in my humble opinion if the author used description in the world building and characterization I don t know if it s just me or did the anti climax rush to an end The ending kept me yearning for of Clara s side of the story Rating breakdown 4 stars because of the smooth plot line flow and the almost non existent time factor which clearly played an important role near the end 1 star because I wanted to read description characterization and world building After the Arabic translation of The Crusades Through Arab Eyes this becomes my second Maalouf experience and I still crown him as my top 5 favorite authors This is my first English Maalouf experience and I am still as impressed with his piano of words in spite of the language differences I wonder if his original French books are that good I mean they must be

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review Les Échelles du Levant 103 Amin Maalouf á 3 read & download characters Les Échelles du Levant An prince for Ossyane himself it is a burdensome responsibility At eighteen he leaves Beirut to study in Montpellier far away from his father’s revolutionary aspirations for him But it is 1938 and when war breaks out in Europe Ossyane is drawn into the Resistance His retu. Amin Maalouf is a master storyteller This story begins with the persecution of the Armenians and the downfall of the Ottoman Empire It becomes the life story of Ossyane Ketabdar whose family relocates to the Lebanon where his father ensures he receives an education worthy of the prince he might have been Ossyane goes to France to study medicine and ends up working for the Resistance during World War II He meets Clara a Jewish woman who has fled persecution and eventually after the war they are married It s impossible to write much without giving away the entire story It s been suggested that it is an allegory for the wars and the impasse in the Middle East Ossyane is a Muslim half Armenian half Turkish Clara is Jewish Muslims take their religion from their father Jews from their mother Nadia is neither and both It s a moving story one I couldn t put down Highly recommended as is all of Maalouf s writing

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review Les Échelles du Levant 103 Amin Maalouf á 3 read & download characters Les Échelles du Levant A graceful story of love across an insuperable gulf and a powerful allegory for the conflict that has beset the Middle East for the last half century To call your son Ossyane is like calling him Rebellion For Ossyane’s father it is a gesture of protest by an excited Ottom. Ports of Call by Amin Maalouf5 Stars197 PagesI come from a part of the world where throughout history there has been one occupation after another and my own ancestors occupied for centuries a good half of the Mediterranean What I loathe however is racial hatred and discrimination My father was Turkish my mother Armenian and if they were able to hold hands in the midst of the massacres it was because they were united by their rejection of that hatred This is my inheritance pg 60On a train in Paris a woman recognizes a man from historical photographs Gathering her courage she approaches him and learns he is waiting for an event in four days She convinces him to spend the next four days sharing his story Ossyane a Muslim descendant of Turkish royalty fights his father s expectations to blaze a path as a revolutionary by escaping to France to study medicine Despite all attempts to resist those expectations Ossayne becomes a member of the French Resistance during WWII where he falls in love with a Jewish woman This is a very short book coming in at a little less than 200 pages But within those few pages the reader is taken through the history of the Ottoman empire the Armenian genocide WWI and WWII the build up of hostilities between the Palestinians and Israelis and some of Lebanon s history But it doesn t get bogged down in politics Rather it is simply a love story between people that have all the forces possible against them The story is told with a fairy tale uality complete with an evil family member fate rather than magic as force directing Ossayne s life and royal blood It is a simple yet poignant tale I highly recommend it

  • Paperback
  • 208
  • Les Échelles du Levant
  • Amin Maalouf
  • English
  • 17 March 2020
  • 9781860468902

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    Amin Maalouf á 3 read & download (PDF/EPUB) [Les Échelles du Levant] Ä Amin Maalouf What I really liked about the book is the richness of the historical background ranging from the last days of the Ottoman Empire to French Resistance to the breakdown of order in Beirut It gently touches the identity issues from both ethnic and religious angles All in all it is a short novel of family ties love identity problems a

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    characters Les Échelles du Levant (PDF/EPUB) [Les Échelles du Levant] Ä Amin Maalouf read & download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB á Amin Maalouf Amin Maalouf was born in Beirut his mother in Cairo where his parents also married and he later moved to France w

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    read & download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB á Amin Maalouf (PDF/EPUB) [Les Échelles du Levant] Ä Amin Maalouf Amin Maalouf á 3 read & download Amin Maalouf is a master storyteller This story begins with the persecution of the Armenians and the downfall of the Ottoman Empire It becomes the life story of Ossyane Ketabdar whose family relocates to the Lebanon where h

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    read & download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB á Amin Maalouf Amin Maalouf á 3 read & download characters Les Échelles du Levant Towards the later part of this book the main character Baku empties his satchel on to the bed all it contains are hundreds of keys When fleeing a war zone and destroyed family home why the keys? No explanation is

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    Amin Maalouf á 3 read & download read & download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB á Amin Maalouf (PDF/EPUB) [Les Échelles du Levant] Ä Amin Maalouf From Beirut to Paris to Haifa these different ports of call mark out the various stages of the protagonist’s life The story chronicles the history of Ossyane from the time of the decline of the Otoman Empire to

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    characters Les Échelles du Levant (PDF/EPUB) [Les Échelles du Levant] Ä Amin Maalouf I can't stop myself from wondering how the storyline would have been if the protagonist was Jewish instead of his lover I highly doubt Maalouf would have minded but I'd love to read a plot like that for a change; I must admit I'm a bit prejudiced against love stories between Muslim man and Non Muslim woman nothing sectarian it's just that there's a very few love stories featuring non Muslim men in love with Muslim women Forgive my clingy

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Les Échelles du Levant] Ä Amin Maalouf World fiction is hit or miss for me This one was a hitIn this novella a Lebanese man tells his life story to a journalist randomly met in Paris; the journalist introduces the story which is essentially a monologue from the Lebanese man spanning most of the 20th century The translation is so smooth you wouldn’t realize without being told that it wasn’t originally written in English and the author never forgets the book’s p

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Les Échelles du Levant] Ä Amin Maalouf characters Les Échelles du Levant Again one brilliant masterpiece from Maalouf about cultural differences that should bond people about idiotic purpose of war warfare and absurdity of dividing people based on their religion faith nation origin etc Recommendation for all the hot brained and brainwashed inhabitants and politicians from Balkan at first place and then worldwide

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