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An Iraqi in Paris An Autobiographical Novel by Samuel Shimon

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Written in English


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Number of Pages249
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8480380M
ISBN 100954966600
ISBN 109780954966607

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  An Iraqi in Paris Paperback – November 1, by Samuel Shimon (Author), Christina Phillips (Translator), Piers Amodia (Translator) & See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $Author: Samuel Shimon.   A young Iraqi writer sets out to become a Hollywood film-maker, only to end up as a refugee on the streets of Paris, where he beds down in a metro station. Although his dream of making a film about his deaf mute father is never realised, the extraordinary encounters he has with the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Samuel Beckett and a ghost from Pere Lachaise Cemetery transform/5(). An Iraqi in Paris by Samuel Shimon (, Trade Paperback) The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). A young Iraqi writer sets out to become a Hollywood film-maker, only to end up as a refugee on the streets of Paris.

Genre/Form: Belletristische Darstellung Fiction Autobiographical fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Shimon, Samuel, Iraqi in Paris. An Iraqi in Paris Samuel Shimon A fully revised third edition in translation of this best-selling 'gem of autobiographical writing' in the Arab world, by an author who has been called 'a relentless raconteur', 'a modern Odysseus', 'the Iraqi Don. An Iraqi in Paris is a bit like a “Left Bank” novel, the Arabic answer to Miller’s Tropic of Cancer, but it’s unique in the way it’s written: Shimon can be funny, comical, tragic and depressed at the same time. Book a flight to Paris with Qatar Airways. Few cities capture the imagination like Paris, and after a short time in the French capital you’ll discover how it earned such a reputation for style. Its romantic image and France’s continued prominence on the international stage, means this vibrant city will remain on many a .

Paperback • xmm • pp • £ An Iraqi in Paris is a riveting tale of innocence and dreams, misery and humour. • This modern Odysseus, with a name that’s always causing him problems, takes the reader on a tumultuous journey through Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Beirut, Tunisia, Cyprus and France, always with a copy of Les Miserables at his side. • The author’s dream of making a film about his deaf . An Iraqi in Paris is a journey to fulfil a dream of a young Iraqi boy from Baghdad to Hollywood, although he reaches every other place except his primary destination, a book full of real life and real people and an account on the places that the author found himself unintentionally involved with, and even in the most sad and dark parts of his journey, Samuel Shimon manages to draw a wide smile Reviews: 2. An Iraqi in Paris: a lifetime of movement, forced and long-dreamt Samuel Shimon talks about his book, An Iraqi in Paris, and the role of his magazine, Banipal, in championing Arab literature. An Iraqi in Paris is not only an autobiographical novel, but also a book of tales. The form of the book reminds us of the traditional Arab style of storytelling: no central plot, no psychoanalytical conflicts or approaches to the characters.