Throughout the narrator’s elaborate life; he experienced love, friendship, and sickness; as well as many other things described in his book: Love in Exile. Don’t expect a love affair: this is the story of a devastating mid-life crisis fleetingly relieved by doomed love. Set against a background of genocide in Lebanon. Publisher’s Summary: In Love in Exile Bahaa Taher presents multilayered variations on the themes of exile, disillusionment, failed dreams, and the redemptive.
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Unwilling to recant his Nasserist beliefs, the unnamed narrator is an Egyptian journalist in a self-imposed exile in Europe after conflict with the management My library Help Advanced Book Search.
American Univ in Cairo Press- Fiction – pages. In Love in Exile Bahaa Taher presents multilayered variations on the themes of exile, disillusionment, failed dreams, and the redemptive power of love.
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Unwilling to recant his Nasserist beliefs, the unnamed narrator is an Egyptian journalist in a self-imposed exile in Europe after conflict with the management of his newspaper and a divorce from his wife. Absorbed in introspection over his impotent position at the paper and in ill health, he suddenly finds himself faced with two issues he cannot ignore: The narrator’s familial exile has left him a “long-distance father” facing the difficulties of raising children from whom he is rapidly growing distant.
His son is drifting into fundamentalism while his daughter falls under the materialistic sway of the west. Bj struggling mightily to remain part of their lives, he finds himself marginalized and rejected. Brigitte, also an exile of sorts, encourages him to turn his back on the problems and pressures of the everyday world and cocoon himself in the warmth of their love.
However, the horror of events surrounding the occupation of Lebanon in soon shocks them out of their contentment and safety. Selected pages Title Page. This Evening I Want to Talk. Fragile as a Butterfly.
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A Distant Past a Dead Past. Love in Exile Modern Arabic writing.