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The House of Mathilde

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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)
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Joseph
Sep 04, 2015 Joseph rated it liked it
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.
Ahmad
Oct 24, 2015 Ahmad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
مليئة بالتفاصيل الممتعة ولكن ايقاعها بطيء ونهايتها غريبة!
Hasan Lamaa
Sep 30, 2014 Hasan Lamaa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: رواية
مادة خفيفة وواضحة ، ايقاع ثابت ، للتذوق الادبي السريع
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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
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