University of California Press, 9780520228320, 263pp.
Publication Date: April 27, 2001
Available again, Arabesques is a classic, complex novel of identity, memory, and history in the Middle East and points beyond--including Iowa and New York City. Anton Shammas, the first Arab to write a novel in Hebrew, has given us a riveting look at a people we hear too little about: Palestinian Christians. Arabesques was chosen as one of the best books of 1988 by the editors of the New York Times Book Review.
About the Author
Anton Shammas is Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan.