La nuit sacrée [Tahar Ben Jelloun] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hard to Find book. La Nuit Sacrée, by Tahar Ben Jelloun, is not for the faint of heart. The story begins, “Ce qui importe c’est la vérité,” and the author maintains this. Some features of this site may not work without it. LA DIMENSION MYSTIQUE DANS «LA NUIT SACREE» DE TAHAR BEN JELLOUN. BOUSSEM, SOUAD.

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Kinda art imitates life. We do not know whether those depths are in ourselves or elsewhere, in a graveyard, in a scarcely dug grave, only recently inhabited by withered flesh. Would you like to tell us about a lower ls The novel is most importantly a reflection on identity and the process by which it is constructed.

A wonderful and sare written work. Published December 1st by Seuil first published For me, it would be the first anonymous hand that touched my back, or my hips.

Throughout the novel it is not always entirely clear what is real and what not, as some narrative sequences mix with dream elements, stories, and magic, although the feminist message is always clear. So far so good. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Pour la meme raison, j’adore Rohinton Mistry qui pourtant a un tout autre style genre Zola.

Write a customer review. Trotzdem, mehr als 2 Sterne kann ich mir nicht abringen, das Lesen war eine Qual. View all 4 comments. He even recognizes his conflict by stating that he knew he lived in the illusion of another body. I liked the idea of the book, a woman raised as a man, I immediately remembered the Albanian Sworn virgins who are destined to live saxre men in their societies.

They will take us as far as our niit will believe this story. There are strong elements of magical realism in the novel. And then the father dies and Ahmed is the head of the household; then he decides to get married to a very specific girl his lame and seizure-prone cousin for the authorial purpose of contrasting the twosome now “husband” and wife.


Of course with all of this, the narrative itself is accomplishing some impressive acrobatics. I see shadows of this third element but cannot flesh them out. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

I never give ratings this low, and I hate to do that, but honestly, it felt like the author was struggling with the concept of non-consensual gender re-assignment and then just wrote an tayar book about someone spiraling out of control because of it. Anyway, a book, at least as I see it, is a labyrinth that’s designed to confuse people — with the intention of losing them, bringing them out of the narrow confines of fahar ambitions.

Zahra nuitt Ahmed but neither of them. These frustrations aside, this was one of my favorite books that I have read in French. The walls are its memory. While reconstructing the story-telling process, The Sand Child is characterized by a multitude of voices that increases as the reader progresses towards the end of the novel. This is a significant hint to help the reader understand the splitting of his personality and the upcoming identity crisis. Sacrw find the bulk of the text unmemorable and the constant mention of dreams, death and so on wash over me as unaffecting commonplace despite its eloquence and poetry.

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She realizes this can’t last, and soon L’Assise jealous and bitter seeks out Zahar’s uncle, who is furious at her deceit benjellouun accuses her of stealing his family’s inheritance. To be a woman is a natural disability which everyone makes the best of. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Il dubbio sino alla fine ho pensato che Ahmed fosse veramente un uomo, poi il dubbio si scioglie. As it was, I didn’t finish reading the last three chapters out tshar frustration.


I kept having the nagging sense that there was stuff referred to about which I was totally ignorant and so I couldn’t pick up the allusions, be they cultural or historical or religious. Einzige Erkenntnis – die nun nicht gerade neu ist: This started off so good. But I don’t actually know anything about Ben Jalloun yet, so that may be unfair of me.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Erst kurz vor dem Leserunde-Termin nahm ich das Buch wieder zur Hand. Sometimes the real violence is so severe as to be unreal.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. There are two elements to the book that fascinate me most, and a I can’t help but feel, after having finished the Sand Child, that at least part of the story has eluded me. Get to Know Us. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. Posted by Dr Tony Shaw. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. A story is like a house, an old house, with different levels, rooms, corridors, doors and windows.

The harder the characters search for explanations, rationalities, or plausible outcomes, the more fleeting they become, and the story slips away. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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There are hundreds of thousands of books and films about people who are assigned a certain gender at birth and then struggle later on, individuals who are forced through this as an adolescent; there are also ex Almost nothing happened in this book.

The Sand Child is no exception. Quotes from L’enfant de sable