Variations on Night and Day by Abdelrahman Munif

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Full of Machiavellian intrigue and searing political satire, Variations on Night and Day, the final volume of Munif's landmark Cities of Salt trilogy, chronicles the creation of a Persian Gulf nation by a corrupt Arab monarch and conniving British empire builders.
 

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Published August 3, 1993 by Pantheon. 333 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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The final installment of Munif's Cities of Salt trilogy, first published in 1989, offers still another view of the same historical subject: the corruption of traditional Arab values when Western allegiances substitute power and money for family and tribal loyalties.

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Jordanian-born attorney Munif, former editor of the Baghdad-based monthly Oil and Development , brings his epic Cities of Salt trilogy full circle in its closing volume. Cities of Salt and The Trench

Aug 02 1993 | Read Full Review of Variations on Night and Day

Publishers Weekly

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Jordanian-born attorney Munif, former editor of the Baghdad-based monthly Oil and Development , brings his epic Cities of Salt trilogy full circle in its closing volume.

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Los Angeles Times

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The novelist Abdelrahman Munif was born in Jordan to a family of Saudi Arabian merchants, and he now lives and writes in Damascus.

Aug 18 1993 | Read Full Review of Variations on Night and Day

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