Amin Maalouf


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in Beirut, Lebanon
February 25, 1949

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Amin Maalouf (Arabic: أمين معلوف; alternate spelling Amin Maluf) is a Lebanese journalist and novelist. He writes and publishes primarily in French.

Most of Maalouf's books have a historical setting, and like Umberto Eco, Orhan Pamuk, and Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Maalouf mixes fascinating historical facts with fantasy and philosophical ideas. In an interview Maalouf has said that his role as a writer is to create "positive myths". Maalouf's works, written with the skill of a master storyteller, offer a sensitive view of the values and attitudes of different cultures in the Middle East, Africa and Mediterranean world.

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As some of his friends already know, Amin has had some health concerns that have kept him away from this blog for the last few months. He hopes to be back soon, and he extends to everybody his heartfelt apologies and his best regards.


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“فحتى عندما لا نبصر نورا في نهاية النفق يجب أن نؤمن بأن النور لابد أن يظهر ”
أمين معلوف, موانئ المشرق

“لا تعجب لشيء، إن للحقيقة و جهين، و للناس أيضا”
Amin Maalouf, Samarkand

“هذا هو بالضبط ! فوسائل الإعلام تعكس مايقوله الناس ، والناس يرددون ماتقوله وسائل الإعلام . ألم نسأم أبداً لعبة المرايا العاكسة هذه التي تقوم بتبليد العقول ؟”
أمين معلوف

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