The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist

The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist Emile Habiby Trevor Le Gassick
  • Title: The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist
  • Author: Emile Habiby Trevor Le Gassick
  • ISBN: 9781566564151
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist Emile Habiby Trevor Le Gassick The Secret Life of Saeed The Pessoptimist This contemporary classic the story of a Palestinian who becomes a citizen of Israel combines fact and fantasy tragedy and comedy Saeed is the comic hero the luckless fool whose tale tells of agg
    This contemporary classic, the story of a Palestinian who becomes a citizen of Israel, combines fact and fantasy, tragedy and comedy Saeed is the comic hero, the luckless fool, whose tale tells of aggression and resistance, terror and heroism, reason and loyalty that typify the hardships and struggles of Arabs in Israel An informer for the Zionist state, his stupidity, cThis contemporary classic, the story of a Palestinian who becomes a citizen of Israel, combines fact and fantasy, tragedy and comedy Saeed is the comic hero, the luckless fool, whose tale tells of aggression and resistance, terror and heroism, reason and loyalty that typify the hardships and struggles of Arabs in Israel An informer for the Zionist state, his stupidity, candor, and cowardice make him of a victim than a villain but in a series of tragicomic episodes, he is gradually transformed from a disaster haunted, gullible collaborator into a Palestinian no hero still, but a simple man intent on survival and, perhaps, happiness.
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    About Emile Habiby Trevor Le Gassick


    1. Also Emile Habibi Arabic Habibi Habiby was an Palestinian Christian writer and politician.He was born in today s Israel, which at that time was part of the British Mandate of Palestine Born in to a Protestant Palestinian Arab family his family had originally been Arab Orthodox but converted to Protestantism due to disputes within the Orthodox church In his early life he worked on an oil refinery and later was a radio announcer Under the Mandate he became one of the leaders of the Palestine communist party When the 1948 Arab Israeli War began in 1948 he stayed in Haifa while many others chose or were forced to leave the country As a result he was granted Israeli citizenship After the war he helped to create The Israeli communist party and established the Israeli communist paper Al Ittihad He stayed in Haifa his whole life His gravestone reads on Habibi s own request Emile Habibi Remained in Haifa Habibi received the Al Quds Prize from the PLO Two years later in 1992 he received the Israel Prize for Arabic literature His willingness to accept both reflected his belief in coexistence Though after accepting the Israel Prize a debate set off among the Arabic intellectual community Habibi was accused of legitimating the Israel anti Arabic policy Habibi replied to the accusations A dialogue of prizes is better than a dialogue of stones and bullets, he said It is indirect recognition of the Arabs in Israel as a nation This is recognition of a national culture It will help the Arab population in its struggle to strike roots in the land and win equal rights.


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    3. The Secret Life of Saeed The Pessoptimist is a sobering and often depressing look at Israel s conquering and occupation of Palestine, wherein the roles of conqueror and conquered are clearly delineated and deeply entrenched Although something seems lost in this English translation, there are moments of absolute brilliance in Habiby s work that manage to break through Saeed Pessoptimist s entire world is a prison mental, physical, spatial and spiritual, but through his great gift of pessoptimism, [...]

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