The Secret Life of Saeed by Emile Habiby
The Pessoptimist (Interlink World Fiction Series)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

This contemporary classic, the story of a Palestinian who becomes a citizen of Israel, combines fact and fantasy, tragedy and comedy.
 

About Emile Habiby

See more books from this Author
Salma Khadra Jayyusi is editor of Literature of Modern Arabia; Modern Arabic Poetry: An Anthology: and Modern Arabic Fiction: An Anthology. Le Gassick is Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Michigan.
 
Published January 1, 1985 by London, Zed [. 192 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Secret Life of Saeed

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

A comic antihero’s unexpected transformation from wily survivor into principled man of his people is observed with ebullient wit and understated empathy in this famous 1974 novel by Habiby, a Palestinian Arab (1919–98) who lived in Israel and was elected to the Knesset.

| Read Full Review of The Secret Life of Saeed: The...

Publishing Perspective

We wanted to translate Arabic into Hebrew just as one might translate French into Hebrew — obtaining the rights to do so and doing so in accordance with the norms and conventions of the intelligentsia .

Mar 01 2011 | Read Full Review of The Secret Life of Saeed: The...

Reader Rating for The Secret Life of Saeed
69%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 6 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review