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Stories and Scenes from Mount Lebanon - Mahmoud Khalil Saab

Stories and Scenes from Mount Lebanon

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Originally published in Arabic less than a year after the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war in 1975, this is the first English translation of Mahmoud Khalil Saab's "Stories and Scenes from Mount Lebanon." Saab's meticulously narrated stories and accounts of people and events in the "small beautiful country," as he liked to describe his native land, convey the character of life in Lebanon as only someone who experienced it can do. Saab traveled around the country by car to interview people who had lived events or heard of them from their elders. Reading his work, it is clear that his central purpose was to preserve for posterity the narratives he had witnessed and heard during his lifetime, feeling that if they went unrecorded they might be lost forever and with them the values they relate. Anyone with an interest in the values, customs, and heritage of the people of Lebanon, and particularly the Druze, will want to read this book.

'a literary and intellectual feast ... a novel outlook on life in the narrowness of its individuality and the breadth of its humanity.' from the foreword by Dr Jabbour Abdelnour

Translator's Forewordp. 11
Prefacep. 15
Author's Introductionp. 21
Second Introductionp. 23
A Word of Thanksp. 25
Rulers and Battlesp. 27
Shaykh Bashir Jumblatt and Shaykh Sej'aan al-Khazenp. 29
Al-Sit Hbous Arslanp. 31
The Battle of Wadi Bakap. 43
Shaykh Youssef Abd al-Malik and Abu al-Mona Bashir Abu al-Monap. 51
Fouad Abu Ghanem at al-Mokhallis Monasteryp. 55
Amir Mustafa Arslanp. 59
Amir Shakib Arslan and Fares Alamehp. 65
Choueifat Enters the First World Warp. 72
The War between France and the al-B'eini Clanp. 79
Fouad Beik Hamzeh (1901-1952)p. 83
Strength and Virilityp. 93
Ali Hassan al-Hajjp. 95
Fares Shdid al-Jureidinip. 103
Shahin Abd al-Salam Abu Farajp. 110
Salim Qassem Saabp. 115
Shaykh Nasif Nakad and Elias al-Haddadp. 119
Fatimap. 122
Shaykh Muhammad Atallahp. 125
Taqtaqp. 131
Manly Escapadesp. 135
Amshe al-Qontarp. 137
Khattar Beik al-'Imad and Ali Nou'man Abu Shaqrap. 142
Najmeh of the Heroesp. 145
Amir Milhem Arslan and Mansour Ahmad Saabp. 151
The Three Musketeersp. 156
Hamad Muhsin al-Ayyash and Saeed Muhammad Dawp. 160
Khalil Mahmoud Saab and Misbah al-Marakibjip. 163
Hobeish Police Station in Beirutp. 169
Sharafeddine Abu Khozam and Najib Halloump. 173
Knowledge, Principles and Moral Deedsp. 177
Bechara al-Khouri, the Juristp. 179
Shahin Salmanp. 182
Hassan Zeineddine Abd al-Khaliq and Milhem Ali Hassanp. 187
'Izzeddine Najem Shehayyeb and Ibrahim Shayyap. 192
The Raydan Clanp. 195
Ali 'Izzeddine Abd al-Khaliq, Jibrail Mishrik al-Haddad and Muhammad Mahmoudp. 202
Nasib Beik al-Atrash, Fad'a Saab and Najib Beik Tradp. 207
Father Tanious Saadp. 212
Jirjis al-Murr, Khalil Saab and Amin Zakap. 217
Youssef Karam and Mariam Saadp. 220
Shaykh Abu Nassereddine Hussein al-Faqih and the Needy Thiefp. 222
Ahmad Abdallah Saabp. 225
Tanious Zeina and Ali Mahmoud Saabp. 230
Beliefs and Religious Moralsp. 233
Shaykh Abu Zeineddine Youssef Abu Shaqrap. 235
Qassem S'eifan and his wife Hindp. 238
Nassif Beik Talhouq and 'Izzeddine Shehayyebp. 241
Hassan Serhal Abu Shaqra and Mahmoud Youssef Saabp. 247
Shaykh Nasib Makarem and George Shirerp. 252
Taufiq al-Zein and Elias Najmp. 258
Anecdotesp. 261
The Delayed Deathp. 263
Better to be a Shaykh than a Pashap. 266
Amir Mustafa Arslan and Suleiman Jumblatt Abu Hassanp. 270
Amir Mustafa Arslan, Shaykh Khalil al-Khouri and Khalil Qassem Saabp. 272
Nasib Beik Jumblatt and Shahin Muhammad Nader al-Jurdip. 275
Amir Sami Arslan and Hassan Wehbeh al-Khishinp. 278
Qizhayya al-Nakouzi and the Five Pine Treesp. 282
Shibil Ghostin and Milad Salamehp. 284
Scenesp. 289
Al-Naqqashp. 291
Akhwat Shanayp. 298
Horsemanshipp. 306
Wild Animals in Lebanonp. 312
Snow on the Coastsp. 316
Saabismsp. 323
The Saab Family in Choueifatp. 325
The Magic Turns on the Magicianp. 329
The Cutting Proofp. 331
The Reawakening of Bloodp. 332
The Pride of Youthp. 333
A Killing Postponedp. 335
Flour Tradingp. 337
Sultan Abdel Hamidp. 339
Trustworthy Peoplep. 341
Scenes of Dignityp. 348
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ISBN: 9780863565700
ISBN-10: 0863565700
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 351
Published: 1st August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.5  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1