Ports of Call
Publish date: November 1st 1999
Publisher: Harvill Press
Pages no: 197
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, French Literature
, World War II
Son zamanlarda Türkiye'de azınlıklar konusuna merak salmıştım, üstüne güzel denk geldi.
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 ...
World fiction is hit or miss for me. This one was a hit.In 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 sm...