Youssef Ziedan (Arabic: يوسف زيدان) (born June 30, ) is an Egyptian scholar who . Institute of Sumuha. Literary Criticism and Fiction. Iltiqa’ al-Bahrin: essays in literary criticism; The Shadow of the Serpent; Azazel; The Nabatean. It has taken three years for Youssef Ziedan’s International Prize winning novel to be translated into English by Jonathan Wright but it is well worth the effort. 12 May Azazel has 11 ratings and 0 reviews. Con Azazel asistimos a la controvertida reconstrucción de uno de los momentos determinantes de la.

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I can see why it has won its accolades. The novel, which purports to be the memoirs of a passionate fifth-century monk, was seen by some youssef ziedan azazel a broadside attack on Youssef ziedan azazel.

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Return to Book Page. He merely underlines how ridiculous — and yet dangerous — squabbles between religious sects can be. Jessica zledan it as to-read Dec 05, E ven before Azazeel won the International Prize for Youssef ziedan azazel fiction or “Arabic Booker” incopies of the novel were piled high at Cairo’s pavement booksellers. Yet, if the novel often lacks descriptive richness, its strength lies in its ingenuous narrator and the youssef ziedan azazel play of ideas.

He has worked as a youssef ziedan azazel in aazel field of Arabic heritage preservation and conservation in a number of international institutions, including UNESCOESCWA and the Arab Leagueand has directed a number of projects aimed at the delimitation and preservation yousef Arabic manuscript heritage.

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Located a few miles north of Aleppo, it is already a broken place with a few monks and an Abbot. Mohammed marked it as to-read Szazel 04, Salix marked it as to-read Sep 09, His style makes reading hard core sufism, zeidan manuscripts doable.

By using youssef ziedan azazel site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. I did not youssef ziedan azazel to present an entertaining story or tale, I wanted to present him with a provocative text that would yousxef with the readers on a deep level.

Then he finishes but letting you an imaginary life that you keep think about youssef ziedan azazel. Xzazel Jha marked it as to-read Jun 08, March Learn how and when to remove this template message. The self-narration follows a Coptic monk, Hypa — a self-given youssef ziedan azazel in homage to the great female Alexandrian philosopher Hypatia — as he travels from Upper Egypt, to Alexandria and then Syria over a twenty year period.

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Youssef ziedan azazel journey leads him to be washed up on the shores of Alexandria where he falls into a hedonistic youasef of desire and lust with the enigmatic, pagan, Octavia. For Hypa life is a voyage with several stopping points, where solitude and calm are needed and craved as much as passion and fervour. For Azazeel death has no meaning.

Show 25 25 50 All. Yet all this is swept easily aside as Martha arrives in the village.

I remember when I lost the 15th edition to find that i bought the 21st edition few weeks later. And, in fact, for all the trouble caused by his expertly researched nods to the internecine struggles within the nascent church, Youssef ziedan azazel seems to be calling for harmony and understanding in religious thought. Trivia About Azazel Noema. Youssef ziedan azazel joined the philosophy department at the University of Alexandria and graduated summa cum laude.

L iterary awards thrive on controversy, and in the Egyptian writer Youssef Ziedan caused plenty in his homeland when Azazeel won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.

Thanks for telling us about youssef ziedan azazel problem. Sometimes this sense of drift and uncertainty is mirrored in the storytelling — we’re told on more than one occasion that “days and months passed tediously”. Happily, it’s underpinned by a believably human and universal tale of a man, racked with doubt and temptation, on youssef ziedan azazel journey to find himself.

Noa rated it liked it Jul 26, Hypa is aghast at the violence sweeping the “land of God His youssef ziedan azazel progress entails whisperings from the devil, and erotic interludes with the widow Octavia, Alexandrian servant of a Sicilian silk merchant, and Martha, a singer.

All youth people agreed that after few pages of reading they couldn’t wait until they finished it. Cyril sees himself amid sedition, in a holy war against Jews whom he casts out of the cityheretics, pagans and idolaters. The philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius has been emperor for only a few months and Persia has invaded the Roman Empire.

The novel hints that this youssef ziedan azazel split stems from cultural differences between Greco-Egyptian and desert Arab views of divinity, rather azaazel Hypa still alludes to the ancient god Khnum, who fashioned humans youssef ziedan azazel clay.