An autobiography of a Lebanese Egyptian woman, married to an American, is a warmly satiric to hilarious description of...

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COCKTAILS AND CAMELS

An autobiography of a Lebanese Egyptian woman, married to an American, is a warmly satiric to hilarious description of society life in Alexandria. There are the hideous parodies of European parties- orgies of overeating and ostentation; the scrupulous strictness of a careful Arab father who will only permit his daughter to fraternize with hospitalized Americans but is shocked by the idea that she may meet a healthy one; and a cavalcade of demented English governesses, pathological liars and prodigious athletes. Not to mention the rebels- the confused products of a hybrid world- such as the young lady so enamored of freedom that she admits to a love for ""Life with a capital F"".... An informative, nostalgic and pleasing reminiscence.

Pub Date: Oct. 28, 1960

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1960