Beirut noir / edited by Iman Humaydan ; translated from the Arabic and French by Michelle Hartman.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
  Processing Request
Share on Goodreads
  • Additional Information
    • Content Notes:
      Part I: When time does not exist. The bastard / Tarek Abi Samra -- Maya Rose / Zena El Khalil -- Pizza delivery / Bana Beydoun -- Under the tree of melancholy / Najwa Barakat -- Eternity and the hourglass / Hyam Yared -- Part II: Panorama of the soul. Beirut apples / Leila Eid -- Bird nation / Rawi Hage -- Dirty teeth / The Amazin' Sardine -- The boxes / Mazen Maarouf -- Rupture / Bachir Hilal -- Part III: Waiting for yesterday. The thread of life / Hala Kawtharani -- Without a trace / Mohamad Abi Samra -- The death of Adil Uliyyan / Abbas Beydoun -- Scent of a woman, scent of a city / Alawiya Sobh -- Sails on the sidewalk / Marie Tawk.
    • ISBN:
      9781617753442 (paperback)
      1617753440 (paperback)
    • Accession Number:
      ocn892163981
      892163981
    • Accession Number:
      fay.469634
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ḤUMAYDĀN, Ī.; HARTMAN, M. Beirut noir. [s.l.] : Akashic Books, 2015. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Ḥumaydān Ī, Hartman M. Beirut Noir. Akashic Books; 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469634. Accessed October 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Ḥumaydān, Ī., & Hartman, M. (2015). Beirut noir. Akashic Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469634
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ḥumaydān, Īmān, and Michelle Hartman. 2015. Beirut Noir. Akashic Noir Series. Akashic Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469634.
    • Harvard:
      Ḥumaydān, Ī. and Hartman, M. (2015) Beirut noir. Akashic Books (Akashic noir series). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469634 (Accessed: 21 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ḥumaydān, Ī & Hartman, M 2015, Beirut noir, Akashic noir series, Akashic Books, viewed 21 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Ḥumaydān, Īmān, and Michelle Hartman. Beirut Noir. Akashic Books, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469634.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ḥumaydān, Īmān, and Michelle Hartman. Beirut Noir. Akashic Noir Series. Akashic Books, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469634.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ḥumaydān Ī, Hartman M. Beirut noir [Internet]. Akashic Books; 2015 [cited 2019 Oct 21]. (Akashic noir series). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469634

Reviews

PW Reviews 2015 October #2

Humaydan writes in her introduction to this haunting anthology that "all of the stories are somehow framed by the Lebanese civil war, which lasted from approximately 1974 until 1990." The war's pervasive dislocations and disruptions have a wide range of voices. In Leila Eid's "Beirut Apples," the narrator notes, "There was no need to count the years here... our lives were made of gunfire, random bullets shot by depraved snipers." In Hala Kawtharani's "The Thread of Life," a doctor is inured to the horrific injuries he treats, until he becomes obsessed with a woman in a coma. The narrator of Zena el Khalil's "Maya Rose" is a stillborn baby, whose soul rises above the battle-scarred land below. The crimes in this Akashic noir volume are often submerged in the greater tragedy of a beautiful city constantly torn within and without by violence. Three of the 15 selections were originally written in English. (Dec.)

[Page ]. Copyright 2015 PWxyz LLC