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Variations on Night and Day #2020

Variations on Night and Day Jordanian born attorney Munif former editor of the Baghdad based monthly Oil and Development brings his epic Cities of Salt trilogy full circle in its closing volume Cities of Salt and The Trench

  • Title: Variations on Night and Day
  • Author: Abdul Rahman Munif Peter Theroux
  • ISBN: 9780679755517
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • Variations on Night and Day By Abdul Rahman Munif Peter Theroux, Jordanian born attorney Munif, former editor of the Baghdad based monthly Oil and Development , brings his epic Cities of Salt trilogy full circle in its closing volume Cities of Salt and The Trench , set in the Sultanate of Mooran a thinly disguised version of Saudi Arabia from the mid 1930s to the late 1950s, traced the effects of the discovery of oil by American andJordanian born attorney Munif, former editor of the Baghdad based monthly Oil and Development , brings his epic Cities of Salt trilogy full circle in its closing volume Cities of Salt and The Trench , set in the Sultanate of Mooran a thinly disguised version of Saudi Arabia from the mid 1930s to the late 1950s, traced the effects of the discovery of oil by American and British groups Variations covers the prelude to that period in the early decades of this century, showing how the Sultan Khureybit consolidated his power and created Mooran as a modern nation state By moving his chronology backwards, Munif instills the action with multiple levels of irony His detailed picture of life in the palace, where the sultan s many wives vie for primacy, makes a vivid contrast with the common people s simple piety in Cities of Salt he also reveals the roots of the rivalry between two of Khureybit s sons, profligate Khazael and quietly intelligent Fanar, who will later fight for the sultanate One of the most vividly realized protagonists is the British adventurer Hamilton, a fascinating combination of T E Lawrence and what might be a character out of Edward Said s Orientalism The densely aphoristic prose and folkloric tone are for the third time superbly translated by Theroux Munif is one of the most important writers to emerge from the Middle East in the last 20 years, and Variations on Night and Day triumphantly concludes his three volume rumination on the poignancy of inevitable change, the sadness of those overwhelmed by the tides of history and the effect of those tides on the men and women who are carried by them.

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    1. We are in the Saudi Arabian peninsula during the 1920 s and 1930 s in a kingdom called Moorman But this book is a thinly disguised historical novel about the creation of the Saudi State and the rise of the house of Saud It s the final volume in the author s Cities of Salt trilogy, although I did not realize it was part of a trilogy as I read it and it stands on its own The book is a roman clef the main character, the Sultan, is Ibn Saud 1875 1953 his son and hand picked successor in the story is [...]

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