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The Resource Moving the palace, Charif Majdalani ; translated by Edward Gauvin

Moving the palace, Charif Majdalani ; translated by Edward Gauvin

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Moving the palace
Title
Moving the palace
Statement of responsibility
Charif Majdalani ; translated by Edward Gauvin
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Language
eng
Summary
"At the dawn of the 20th century, a young Lebanese explorer leaves the Levant for the wilds of Africa, encountering an eccentric English colonel in Sudan and enlisting in his service. In this lush chronicle of far-flung adventure, the military recruit crosses paths with a compatriot who has dismantled a sumptuous palace in Tripoli and is transporting it across the continent on a camel caravan. The protagonist soon takes charge of this hoard or architectural fragments, ferrying the dismantled landmark through Sudan, Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula, attempting to return to his native Beirut with this moveable real estate. Along the way, he encounters skeptic sheikhs, suspicious tribal leaders, bountiful feasts, pilgrims bound for Mecca and T.E. Lawrence in a tent. This is a captivating modern-day Odyssey in the tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Paul Theroux." -- back cover
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Summary
A captivating modern-day Odyssey by a masterful Lebanese author in the tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Paul Theroux
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10565152
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Moving the palace, Charif Majdalani ; translated by Edward Gauvin
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  • "This book has been translated with the assistance of the Sharjah International Book Fair Translation Grant Fund." - CIP
  • "This work, published as part of a program of aid for publication, received support from the Mission Culturelle et Universitaire Français aux Etats-Unis, a department of the French Embassy in the United States." -- CIP
  • First published in French in 2007 as Caravansérail. Copyright ©2007 Éditions du Seuil. Translation copyright ©2017 Edward Gauvin
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
959035784
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
English translation edition
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9781939931467
Lccn
2016915498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959035784
Label
Moving the palace, Charif Majdalani ; translated by Edward Gauvin
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This book has been translated with the assistance of the Sharjah International Book Fair Translation Grant Fund." - CIP
  • "This work, published as part of a program of aid for publication, received support from the Mission Culturelle et Universitaire Français aux Etats-Unis, a department of the French Embassy in the United States." -- CIP
  • First published in French in 2007 as Caravansérail. Copyright ©2007 Éditions du Seuil. Translation copyright ©2017 Edward Gauvin
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
959035784
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
English translation edition
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9781939931467
Lccn
2016915498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959035784

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