The Resource Tenants and cobwebs, Samir Naqqash ; translated from the Arabic by Sadok Masliyah ; with a foreword by Nancy E. Berg

Tenants and cobwebs, Samir Naqqash ; translated from the Arabic by Sadok Masliyah ; with a foreword by Nancy E. Berg

Label
Tenants and cobwebs
Title
Tenants and cobwebs
Statement of responsibility
Samir Naqqash ; translated from the Arabic by Sadok Masliyah ; with a foreword by Nancy E. Berg
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
Samir Naqqash's stirring novel Tenants and Cobwebs nostalgically commemorates the lost culture of an ancient Iraqi Jewish minority living amidst a majority Muslim population in 1940s Baghdad. The plot unfolds during a time of great turmoil: the rise of Iraqi nationalism and anti-Jewish sentiment fueled by Nazi propaganda; the Farûd, a bloody pogrom carried out against Jewish residentsof Baghdad in 1941; and the founding of Israel in 1948. These pivotal events profoundly affected Muslim-Jewish relationships, forever changing the nature of the Jewish experience in Iraq and eventually leading to a mass exodus of Iraqi Jews to Israel in 1951.Tenants and Cobwebs deftly narrates the lives of Jewish characters who refuse to leave Baghdad despite these tumultuous times as well as those who are compelled to leave but nonetheless cling to the life they know. While the Jewish residents appear to live peacefully and harmoniously in the same Baghdadapartment complex as their Muslim neighbors, Naqqash gives voice to theirconflicting thoughts and feelings, revealing the deepening tensions between the two groups. His innovative use of Baghdadi Jewish and Muslim dialects captures the complex and nuanced emotions of his characters. Masliyah's skillful translation gives English-language readers access to one of the most imaginativeand ambitious Middle Eastern authors of the twentieth century
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DLC
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Naqqāsh, Samīr
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7852.A63
LC item number
N8913 2018
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1934-
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  • Masliyah, Sadok Heskel
  • JSTOR
Series statement
Middle East literature in translation
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  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Iraq
  • FICTION / General
  • FICTION / Historical
Label
Tenants and cobwebs, Samir Naqqash ; translated from the Arabic by Sadok Masliyah ; with a foreword by Nancy E. Berg
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 399 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815654612
Lccn
2018041674
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1050457733
  • (OCoLC)on1050457733
Label
Tenants and cobwebs, Samir Naqqash ; translated from the Arabic by Sadok Masliyah ; with a foreword by Nancy E. Berg
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 399 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815654612
Lccn
2018041674
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1050457733
  • (OCoLC)on1050457733

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