Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The House of Mathilde” as Want to Read:
The House of Mathilde
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The House of Mathilde

3.15 of 5 stars 3.15  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The House of Mathilde takes place in an apartment building in Beirut where Muslim and Christian tenants coexist as society disintegrates around them. The rhythm of the novel is marked by domestic events births, marriages, departures, and deaths but its larger theme is human survival amidst the complexities of war. When violence does intrude, it is all the more shocking in ...more
Paperback, 181 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by New York Review of Books (first published 1999)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The House of Mathilde, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The House of Mathilde

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 71)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
A quiet recounting of the daily grievances of a group of apartment dwellers who, because they are Beirutis in the 1970s, makes the ultimate destruction both inevitable and random, devastating. Books like this may have already been written by Iraqis, and will be, at some point, by Syrians.
مليئة بالتفاصيل الممتعة ولكن ايقاعها بطيء ونهايتها غريبة!
Hasan Lamaa
مادة خفيفة وواضحة ، ايقاع ثابت ، للتذوق الادبي السريع
Fatma Alothman
Fatma Alothman marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2015
غيدا اليمن
غيدا اليمن marked it as to-read
Oct 09, 2015
Jaad Benhallam
Jaad Benhallam marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2015
Mohammed Melancholic
Mohammed Melancholic marked it as to-read
Jul 12, 2015
Melanie marked it as to-read
Apr 22, 2015
Badiâa marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2015
خالد marked it as to-read
Feb 21, 2015
Susan Abraham
Susan Abraham is currently reading it
Feb 14, 2015
Bilal marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2015
Zaynab Almasri
Zaynab Almasri marked it as to-read
Oct 27, 2014
Marie Fayad
Marie Fayad marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2014
semsma marked it as to-read
May 02, 2014
Diaa Awad
Diaa Awad marked it as to-read
Apr 07, 2014
 ƒatima Almohsen
 ƒatima Almohsen marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2013
Ghazal marked it as to-read
Sep 29, 2013
Lubna Abboushi
Lubna Abboushi marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Hassan Daoud is a Lebanese writer and journalist. Born in the village of Noumairieh, his family moved to Beirut when he was a child. His university studies focused on Arabic literature. His journalistic career happened with the break of the Lebanese civil war.

Currently he works as an editor for Nawafez (the cultural supplement of the Beiruti newspaper Al-Mustaqbal).

So far, he has published eight
More about Hassan Daoud...

Share This Book