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A young Palestinian's diary, 1941-1945 : the life of Sāmī ʻAmr / translated, annotated, and with an introduction by Kimberly Katz ; foreword by Salim Tamari.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: DS126.3 .A67 2009

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    Writing in his late teens and early twenties, S x101;m x12B; 'Amr gave his diary an apt subtitle: The Battle of Life, encapsulating both the political climate of Palestine in the waning years of the British Mandate as well as the contrasting joys and troubles of family life. Now translated from the Arabic, S x101;m x12B;'s diary represents a rare artifact of turbulent change in the Middle East. Written over four years, these ruminations of a young man from Hebron brim with revelations about daily life against a backdrop of tremendous transition. Describing the public and the private, the modern and the traditional, S x101;m x12B; muses on relationships, his station in life, and other universal experiences while sharing numerous details about a pivotal moment in Palestine's modern history. Making these never-before-published reflections available in translation, Kimberly Katz also provides illuminating context for S x101;m x12B;'s words, laying out biographical details of S x101;m x12B;, who kept his diary private for close to sixty years. One of a limited number of Palestinian diaries available to English-language readers, the diary of S x101;m x12B; 'Amr bridges significant chasms in our understanding of Middle Eastern, and particularly Palestinian, history. -- Back cover.
    Uniform Title
    مذكرات في هذه الحياة. إنكليزي
    Series
    Jamal and Rania Daniel series in contemporary history, politics, culture, and religion of the Levant
    Jamal and Rania Daniel series in contemporary history, politics, culture, and religion of the Levant.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    ʻAmr, Sāmī, 1924-1998.
    Published
    Austin : University of Texas Press, 2009
    Locale
    Palestine
    Jerusalem
    Hebron
    Edition
    1st ed
    Contents
    History and historiography of the diary. The diarist and his times
    - Historiography and themes of the diary
    - Conclusion: To write or not to write
    - Translation of the diary of Sāmī ʻAmr
    - Appendix 1: Genealogy of the ʻAmr family
    - Appendix 2: People mentioned in the diary.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Katz, Kimberly.
    Tamārī, Salīm, foreword.
    Notes
    Title in Arabic: Mudhakkirātī fī hādhahi al-ḥayāt : macrikat al-ḥayāt (My memoirs of this life : the battle of life).
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-167) and index.
    History and historiography of the diary. The diarist and his times --- Historiography and themes of the diary --- Conclusion: To write or not to write --- Translation of the diary of Sāmī ʻAmr --- Appendix 1: Genealogy of the ʻAmr family --- Appendix 2: People mentioned in the diary.
    Translated from the Arabic.
    Translation of: مذكرات في هذه الحياة : معركة الحياة

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780292719316
    0292719310 (cloth : alk. paper)
    9780292723559 (pbk.)
    0292723555 (pbk.)
    Physical Description
    xxiv, 179 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

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