Gate of the Sun

Elias Khoury Humphrey Davies

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Gate of the Sun

Gate of the Sun By Elias Khoury Humphrey Davies Gate of the Sun A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year One of Kansas City Star s Noteworthy Books of the Year A Boldtype Notable Book of the Year A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Year A

  • Title: Gate of the Sun
  • Author: Elias Khoury Humphrey Davies
  • ISBN: 9780312426705
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gate of the Sun By Elias Khoury Humphrey Davies A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year One of Kansas City Star s 100 Noteworthy Books of the Year A Boldtype Notable Book of the Year A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearDrawing on the stories he gathered from refugee camps over the course of many years, Elias Khoury s epic novel Gate of the Sun haA New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year One of Kansas City Star s 100 Noteworthy Books of the Year A Boldtype Notable Book of the Year A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearDrawing on the stories he gathered from refugee camps over the course of many years, Elias Khoury s epic novel Gate of the Sun has been called the first magnum opus of the Palestinian saga.Yunes, an aging Palestinian freedom fighter, lies in a coma Keeping vigil at the old man s bedside is his spiritual son, Khalil, who nurses Yunes, refusing to admit that his hero may never regain consciousness Like a modern day Scheherazade, Khalil relates the story of Palestinian exile while also recalling Yunes s own extraordinary life and his love for his wife, whom he meets secretly over the years at Bab al Shams, the Gate of the Sun.
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    1. Sue on said:

      How to begin this review has been my quandry and has held me back til now This book is not an easy read for many reasons The story twists and turns, moving back and forth through the years between 1948 and the establishment of the state of Israel and the simultaneous dislodging, destruction of Palestinian lives, and the late 1980s in displaced Palestinian camps in Lebanon It has been called a Palestinian Odyssey.To say it is not an easy read is not to say I didn t like this book or appreciate it [...]

    2. Amal . on said:

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    3. Kris on said:

      This is a beautifully written novel, in which Khoury draws inspiration from stories he heard from Palestinians in refugee camps The stories are told from the perspective of Khalil, who is a close friend, almost a son, to Yunes, a Palestinian freedom fighter who is in a coma, a result of a massive stroke Although others have given Yunes up for dead, Khalil sits vigil by his hospital bedside and recounts stories, in an effort to make sense of their lives, and to make some contact with Yunes.The no [...]

    4. Tim on said:

      There is a point where Elias Khoury speaks through his character Khalil about the difficulties of writing Khalil says to the comatose Yunis that words come apart when you write them down, and revert to symbols, cold and lifeless I encounter this all the time when I write, and so recently it seems Language is an imperfect form of communication, and at some level everything is symbolic, no matter how definitive or specific we attempt to make our speech Receiving or interpreting symbols and langua [...]

    5. Declan on said:

      The issue is war, and war has no beginning I m scared of history that has only one version History has dozens of versions, and for it to ossify into one only leads to death On many occasions Gate of The Sun reminded me of a religious text The Bible or Quran It has the weight, rhythm and repetitions of a solemn text with its invoking of the antecedents the litany of place names and its epic descriptions of Palestinian history although, paradoxically, it is not an epic in its conception, indeed a [...]

    6. Tsung on said:

      This is a fascinating piece of work, with attention to the style and philosophy than to the substance or politics While it was a pleasure to read in parts, it was a chore getting through some long rambling sections in between It is a large book and if it were half its size, it could have been perfect Overall, I could appreciate the unique way of storytelling but I can see why it would not suit everyone s tastes.Gate of the Sun is told from a first person perspective Khalil is not a real doctor, [...]

    7. Geoffrey Fox on said:

      Umm Hassan is dead These are Dr Khaleel Ayyoub s first words to his only patient, the legendary hero of a dozen failed wars for Palestinian liberation, in Galilee Hospital in Shatila But this isn t a real hospital scarcely any supplies or professional staff , Khaleel is not a real doctor though he had some rudimentary medical training in China , and Yunis, or Abu Salim, is not a real hero though famous as lone wolf fighter and is now probably brain dead But Umm Hassan, Mother of Hassan , the lic [...]

    8. Janosch on said:

      I could not finish it It was not able to hold my attention, nor to excite me In addition to that I think that the translation is awful I was never sure who was saying what and whose thoughts I was reading No idea what was going on.

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