Robert Irwin





Robert Irwin


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January 01, 1946

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Robert Irwin was born in 1946. He read Modern History at Oxford and taught Medieval History at the University of St Andrews. He also lectured on Arabic and Middle Eastern History at the universities of London, Cambridge and Oxford. He is the commissioning editor for the TLS for The Middle East and writes for a number of newspapers and journals in the UK and the USA.

Robert Irwin goes rollerblading most days and takes part in rollerblading marathons.His other pursuits include juggling, pinball and cooking.

He has published six novels: The Arabian Nightmare (1983), The Limits of Vision (1986), The Mysteries of Algiers (1988), Exquisite Corpse (1995), Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh (1997) and Satan Wants Me (1999). He is the author of six works of
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The Arabian Nightmare

3.85 avg rating — 406 ratings — published 1983 — 23 editions
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Satan Wants Me

3.94 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 1999 — 10 editions
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Exquisite Corpse

3.76 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 1995 — 20 editions
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The Arabian Nights: A Compa...

4.03 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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Night and Horses and the De...

4.04 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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The Alhambra

3.51 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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Memoirs of a Dervish: Sufis...

3.45 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Dangerous Knowledge: Orient...

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Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh

3.11 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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The Limits of Vision

3.66 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1986 — 10 editions
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“In the realm of the phenomenal, "less is more" only when less is the sum total of more.”
Robert Irwin

“Weirdness is beauty, beauty weirdness.”
Robert Irwin

“Day and night Balian studied Arabic, both the language of the street corner and the more formal prose of his oneiric teachers. It was not that he mastered the language but rather that it mastered him. He found himself thinking in a language in which nouns shaded imperceptibly into verbs, a language which seemed to discount being in the present, a language with a special verb form for colours and physical deformities, a language of rhythmic syntax and many tiered layers of sense, communicated through hawking stops, gutturals, odd emphases and doublings.”
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