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The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist

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The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist (الوقائع الغريبة في اختفاء سعيد أبي النحس المتشائل) is a 1974 satirical fiction book by Emile Habibi. [1]

6 relations: Arabic, Emile Habibi, Fiction, Salma Jayyusi, Satire, Trevor LeGassick.

Arabic

Arabic (العَرَبِية, or عربي,عربى) is the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century and its modern descendants excluding Maltese.

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Emile Habibi

Imil (Emile) Shukri Habiby (إميل حبيبي, אמיל חביבי, 28 January 1922 – 2 May 1996) was a Palestinian and Israeli Arab writer of Arabic expression and a communist politician, son of a Christian family.

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Fiction

Fiction describes people, places, events, and/or complete narrative works derived from imagination, in addition to, or rather than, from history or fact.

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Salma Jayyusi

Salma Khadra Jayyusi (born 1926 or 1927) is a Jordanian-Palestinian poet, writer, translator and anthologist.

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Satire

Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government or society itself, into improvement.

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Trevor LeGassick

Trevor LeGassick is a noted Western scholar and translator in the field of Arabic literature.

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The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist, The Secret Life of Saeed, the Ill-fated Pessoptimist: A Palestinian who became a Citizen of Israel, The Secret life of Saeed: the Pessoptimist, الوقائع الغريبة في اختفاء سعيد أبي النحس المتشائل.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Life_of_Saeed:_The_Pessoptimist

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