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Men in the sun & other Palestinian stories
Kanafānī, Ghassān.
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Rijāl fī al-shams. English
Publication Information:
Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner, [1999]

Physical Description:
117 pages ; 23 cm
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"Three Continents book."
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Though they chronicle life in a country that has witnessed extraordinary and often violent political, economic, and cultural change, the works are striking in their light and intimate tone. They include personal reminiscences of childhood, travel essays, and observations of village life and custom. Among the most prominent of the featured authors are Lu Xun, one of China's leading essayists in the period before World War II; Lao She, a novelist and playwright whose life spanned the period from the end of the Ch'ing dynasty to the peak of the Cultural Revolution; Zou Taofen, a journalist, political commentator, and publisher in pre-Maoist China; and Yu Qiuryu, one of the most provocative writers in contemporary China.

Author Notes

Kanafani was born in Acre and worked for a time in Kuwait as a teacher. He edited a daily newspaper in Beirut until he was blown up by a bomb placed in his car. His novels, short stories, and one play are interwoven with the tragedy of the Palestinian refugees.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Hilary Kilpatrick
Introductionp. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 17
Men in the Sunp. 21
The Land of Sad Orangesp. 75
"If You Were a Horse ..."p. 81
A Hand in the Gravep. 89
Umm Saadp. 99
The Falconp. 103
Letter from Gazap. 111
About the Bookp. 117