Las novedades destacadas de la semana

“Azazeel” de Youssef Ziedan

Set in the 5th century AD, Azazeelis the exquisitely crafted tale of a Coptic monk’s journey from Upper Egypt to Alexandria and then Syria during a time of massive upheaval in the early church. The monk, Hepa, embarks on a journey both physical and spiritual, encountering the devil, Azazeel, and the hardship of severe temptation. At times able to resist, while at others bending to the strengths of his desire, Hepa learns that physical pleasure and spiritual enlightenment can be two sides of the same coin.

Winner of the Arab Booker Prize, Azazeel highlights how the history of our civilization has been warped by greed and avarice since its very beginnings and how one man’s beliefs are challenged not only by the malice of the devil, but by the corruption with the early church. In sparse and often sparkling prose that reflects the arid beauty of the Syrian landscape, Azazeel is a novel that forces us to re-think many of our long-held beliefs and invites us to rediscover a lost history.

Meanwhile, autumn brings us Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson, which is pitched as Lost-meets-Buffy with a bit of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo thrown into the mixin the United Arab Emirates and involves an ancient book of dark magic, a love story, and adventures in cyberspace. I have just begun reading an early reading copy of this one…and so far, it’s pretty spectacular indeed…

Extraído de: wordpress

Ver además:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/04/azazeel-youssef-ziedan-review

http://sugarstreetreview.com/literature/fiction/azazeel-by-youssef-ziedan/

Los títulos recomendados están en la Biblioteca del Instituto Internacional. Si te interesa tener acceso a ellos puedes consultar su disponibilidad en el Catálogo de la biblioteca.

 

Ziedan, Youssef

Azazeel : Youssef Ziedan ; translated into English by Jonathan Wright. — London : Atlantic Books, 2012.

312 p. ; 24 cm.

ISBN 978-1-84887-428-2

PJ 7976.I43 A93 2012

R. 99042000

La colección en uso

“La mujer que buscaba” por Nawal El Saadawi

“La mujer que buscaba es un recorrido por la vida de una mujer árabe, de la que se espera que no tenga vida propia ni ambiciones, pero que no puede tampoco conformarse con dejar dormir su inteligencia.”

Extraído de Criticadelibros.com

Ver además:

http://www.criticadelibros.com/drama-y-elemento-humano/la-mujer-que-buscaba-nawal-el-saadawi/

http://www20.gencat.cat/docs/msi-dgac/Premi%20Internacional%20Catalunya/pdf/bio_nawal_cas.pdf

http://www.adarra.org/documentos/docs/otros%20libros%20El%20Saadawi.pdf

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2008/06/20/internacional/1213978001.html

http://www.nawalsaadawi.net/

Los títulos seleccionados son una muestra de los materiales de la Biblioteca del Instituto Internacional prestados recientemente.

Si te interesa ver o leer ésta recomendación puedes consultar su disponibilidad en el catálogo la biblioteca del IIE.

La mujer que buscaba / Nawal El Saadawi ; [traducción Alejandra Devoto]. — Barcelona: Planeta DeAgostini, D.L. 2000. — 160 p. ; 22 cm. — (Escritoras de Hoy).

Tít. orig.: Searching

D.L. NA 1569-2000 — ISBN 84-395-8598-5

PJ 7862 .A272 S4318 2000

R. 81283