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Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Cities of Salt Trilogy : Trench. Description From one of the most highly regarded writers of Arabic literature, Trench is the second volume in the epic quintet Cities of Salt. Tracing the economic history of the Arabic world, Munif picks up where Vol.
I left off, with the effects of the discovery of oil reserves in the region beginning to show their true colors. Following The Doctor as he is invited by the Sultan of Harran, the character watches as the royalty succumbs to corruption and greed, and in turn, the political and natural destruction of his homeland.
Praise for Trench "Munif's wonderful novel is a welcome corrective. Other books in this series. The Stranger Albert Camus. Add to basket. Norwegian Wood Haruki Murakami. The Road Cormac McCarthy. The Architecture of Happiness Alain de Botton. The Art of Travel Alain de Botton. Lolita Vladimir Nabokov. Breakfast at Tiffany's Truman Capote. Beloved Toni Morrison. Master Harold and the Boys Athol Fugard. The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison.
His novels included strong political elements as well as mockeries of the Middle Eastern elite classes. His work so offended the rulers of Saudi Arabia that many of his books were banned and his Saudi citizenship revoked. Munif died in Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
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Cities of Salt
Banned in Saudia Arabia, this is a blistering look at Arab and American hypocrisy following the discovery of oil in a poor oasis community. Abdul Rahman Munif was a Saudi novelist. His work so offended the rulers of Saudi Arabia that many of his books were banned and his Saudi… More about Abdelrahman Munif. Category: Historical Fiction. Add to Cart. Also available from:. Paperback —.
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Cities of Salt is a novel by Abdul Rahman Munif. It was first published in Lebanon in and was immediately recognized as a major work of Arab literature. The novel, and the quintet of which it is the first volume, describes the far-reaching effects of the discovery of huge reserves of oil under a once-idyllic oasis somewhere on the Arabian peninsula. When the waters come in, the first waves will dissolve the salt and reduce these great glass cities to dust. In antiquity, as you know, many cities simply disappeared. It is possible to foresee the downfall of cities that are inhuman. With no means of livelihood they won't survive.
Cities of Salt Trilogy : Trench