Arabesques by Anton Shammas

"Arabesques" is a novel that intricately blends autobiography, fiction, and historical narrative to explore the complexities of identity and heritage. Set primarily in the Arab village of Fassuta in northern Israel, the story delves into the life of the narrator and his extended family, tracing their roots and experiences across generations and borders. Through a tapestry of memories, stories, and shifting perspectives, the novel examines themes of displacement, belonging, and the cultural and political tensions in the Middle East, all while challenging the boundaries between history and memory, and truth and fiction.

The 7859th greatest book of all time


Published
1986
Nationality
Israeli
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-300
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Hebrew

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