Les Échelles du Levant E–book/E–pub


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    Les Échelles du Levant E–book/E–pub Amin Maalouf ¾ 4 Free read Free read Les Échelles du Levant Probably one of the most amazing books I have ever read in my life It represents me in every way possible Absolutely fantastic everyone must read it The summary given by Goodreads is very unfair by the way and there is much to the book than a simple love story between two people of different religions and natio

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    Les Échelles du Levant E–book/E–pub Free read Les Échelles du Levant 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 and despair

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    Amin Maalouf ¾ 4 Free read Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Amin Maalouf Free read Les Échelles du Levant 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 W

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    Les Échelles du Levant E–book/E–pub Amin Maalouf ¾ 4 Free read Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Amin Maalouf Amin Maalouf was born in Beirut his mother in Cairo where his parents also married and he later moved to France when the Lebanese civil war started in 1975 All these places plus others like Istanbul and Haifa are present in Ports of Call as the characters move to and fro between them Above all there is the Levant the Ancient Land the magical place where the sun rises in French levant means rising while Orien

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    Les Échelles du Levant E–book/E–pub 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 wo

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    Les Échelles du Levant E–book/E–pub 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 offered no conclusions drawn nothing is said of the keys What are the keys to our lives? are they an

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    Amin Maalouf ¾ 4 Free read Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Amin Maalouf Les Échelles du Levant E–book/E–pub 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 the time of the Arab

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    Amin Maalouf ¾ 4 Free read Les Échelles du Levant E–book/E–pub I can't stop myself from wondering how the storyline would have been if the protagonist was Jewish instead of h

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    Free read Les Échelles du Levant Amin Maalouf ¾ 4 Free read Les Échelles du Levant E–book/E–pub 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 m

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    Free read Les Échelles du Levant Les Échelles du Levant E–book/E–pub Amin Maalouf ¾ 4 Free read 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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Read Æ Les Échelles du Levant Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. 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 and despair

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Read Æ Les Échelles du Levant Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 was born in Beirut his mother in Cairo where his parents also married and he later moved to France when the Lebanese civil war started in 1975 All these places plus others like Istanbul and Haifa are present in Ports of Call as the characters move to and fro between them Above all there is the Levant the Ancient Land the magical place where the sun rises in French levant means rising while Orient derives from the Latin oriens meaning eastOne day while on the metro the narrator recognizes a man from a picture in his history book how crazy is that He follows the man and eventually manages to talk to him even break the barrier of being strangers which prompts the old man to recount his life When the narrator asks Ossyan Ketabdar to begin his story from the moment he was born the latter replies Are you sure the life of a human being begins at birth What follows is a story so complex and unbelievable that it almost seems to be true Some of it has the dreamlike uality of a fairy tale or a tale from A Thousand and One NightsAmin Maalouf has an undeniable gift for storytelling and I must confess I ve fallen under his spell More than a love story Ports of Call paints the distinctive portrait of a family whose members are anything but normal Ossyan Ketabdar comes from a noble family which used to govern the Ottoman Empire his grandmother had a peculiar condition his father had an unusual childhood while Ossyan is predestined to a far from ordinary life He leaves the suffocating world of his father s house in Beirut and goes to France to study medicine Here his life trajectory changes in unexpected ways and he will meet the love of his life All race and religion barriers are meant to be crossed in this novel as Ossyan s father a Turk marries an Armenian girl while Ossyan himself marries a Jewish Yet when the only physical barrier that mattered had to be crossed it proved to be impossible which changed the fate of the two lovers Ossyan and Clara Two thirds into the novel I was engrossed in the story so much that I felt it deserved 5 stars but towards the end I was revolted by the account of Ossyan s last twenty years it felt too dramatic too forced How can a writer do such a thing to his main character Yet what happened to Ossyan could happen in real life too I m not sure why but I ve perceived Ports of Call as complementary to Amos Oz A Tale of Love and Darkness especially as the first was recounted from the other side of the barricade the Muslim side Having Amos Oz m memoir still fresh in my mind I tended to believe that what I read in Ports of Call was also true

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Read Æ Les Échelles du Levant Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. 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 premise the tone is conversational throughout My favorite thing about this book is its voice and writing style it s warm personable and intelligent without ever struggling to be profound I came away feeling that the narrator was someone I would love to meetThe plot is engaging and takes some surprising turns and the main characters the narrator and his wife and father are vivid and interesting While the sense of place is not especially strong there is a lot of history in this book the French Resistance sections in particular stand outPorts of Call is a short book but a successful one Seeing that this is one of Maalouf s minor works I would certainly read from this author

  • Paperback
  • 208
  • Les Échelles du Levant
  • Amin Maalouf
  • English
  • 04 February 2019
  • 9781860468902