Search Results: "Samar Yazbek"


BOOK REVIEW

A WOMAN IN THE CROSSFIRE by Samar Yazbek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An essential eyewitness account, and with luck an inaugural document in a Syrian literature that is uncensored and unchained."
Haunting memoir of an unwanted season in the hellish combat of civil war. Read full book review >

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Modernizing Saudi Arabia by Samar H. Fatany
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2013

"An easy-to-follow, if occasionally superficial, guide to modernizing trends in Saudi Arabia and the progress the country still needs to make."
An evaluation of the progress Saudi Arabia has made in its modernization, with recommendations on how the country can continue to evolve. Read full book review >

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THE WISH MAKER by Ali Sethi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"Commendably ambitious, but this young Pakistani author has bitten off more than he can chew."
A dysfunctional family mirrors a dysfunctional nation in Sethi's unfocused debut. Read full book review >

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THE ROMANTICS by Pankaj Mishra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"It analyzes its promising content brilliantly while dramatizing it only imperfectly."
A young Indian intellectual's disillusioning experience of the —romantic— ideas that lure Westerners to the East (and vice versa) is plaintively traced in this well-wrought first novel, a compact bildungsroman graced by ironic echoes of Forster and Flaubert. Read full book review >