By Ahdaf Soueif
Booker Prize Finalist
"Sweeping and evocative--. An unconventional love story."--The Times (London)
With her first novel, In the attention of the Sun, Ahdaf Soueif garnered comparisons to Tolstoy, Flaubert, and George Eliot. In her newest novel, which used to be shortlisted for Britain's prestigious Booker Prize, she combines the romantic ability of the nineteenth-century novelists with a truly sleek feel of tradition and politics--both sexual and foreign.
At both finish of the 20th century, girls fall in love with males outdoors their popular worlds. In 1901, Anna Winterbourne, lately widowed, leaves England for Egypt, an outpost of the Empire roiling with nationalist sentiment. faraway from the relaxation of the British colony, she unearths herself enraptured via the genuine Egypt and in love with Sharif Pasha al-Baroudi. approximately 100 years later, Isabel Parkman, a divorced American journalist and descendant of Anna and Sharif has fallen in love with Omar al-Ghamrawi, a proficient and hard Egyptian-American conductor along with his personal passionate politics. In an try to comprehend her conflicting feelings and to find the reality at the back of her historical past, Isabel, too, travels to Egypt, and enlists Omar's sister's assist in unravelling the tale of Anna and Sharif's love.
Joining the romance and complicated storytelling of A.S. Byatt's Possession and Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, Ahdaf Soueif has once more created a captivating story of real eloquence and lasting value.
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As we have seen above, our author made extensive use of Sefer Musere ha-Pilosofim for the apothegmatic material which constitutes the second part of our text. He also included in Part One of our text a chapter which is taken from this work and which consists of a letter from Aristotle to Alexander. W e have collected the passages corresponding to material in the aforementioned three sources and have included them in Appendix I. In addition to the material based upon other sources, our text also contains expansions and elaborations of various episodes found in the Latin.
145, Jews' College, London. (4) Ms. LIII, Bibl. Estense, Modena; Ms. Cod. Heb. 10, Bodleian, Oxford; Ms. Damascus, subject of a study by A. Y. Harkavy, Neizdarmaya Versiya romana obu Alexandre (St. Petersburg, 1892). (5) Ms. Cod. Heb. 1087, Bibl. I. B. deRossi, Parma. (6) Ms. Cod. Heb. 3, Bibl. , Paris, the subject of our study. -Call. AND Historia de Preliis The basic source of most of these Hebrew versions is the Historia de Preliis in the I* recension. Thus the second and third versions are based on I* while the sixth version is based on a mixed text combining I 1 and I 2 .
Heb. Bibl. I. B. de-Rossi, No. -Call. He believes this Greek source to be a mixed text reflecting the Armenian version of recension a and Ms. A (Parisinus Graecus), the earliest representative manuscript of recension a. -Call. Except for those passages where he abridged the material, the Hebrew translator rendered the Greek text literally. Consequently this Hebrew translation can be employed along with the Armenian version and recension /? as a valuable aid for studying Ms. -Call. (2) A Byzantine chronicle dealing with events from the death of Alexander to Augustus Caesar.