[PDF] Download ☆ Beirut Fragments: A War Memoir | by ☆ Jean Said Makdisi

By Jean Said Makdisi | Comments: ( 603 ) | Date: ( Apr 08, 2020 )

A new edition of the widely acclaimed account of the civilian experience of fifteen years of war in Beirut a profound, heartbreaking book Los Angeles Times Book Review , an impassioned cry against indifference New York Times Book Review , a work ringing with truth and insight Arab Book World now with an Afterword about the postwar years A New York Times Book ReA new edition of the widely acclaimed account of the civilian experience of fifteen years of war in Beirut a profound, heartbreaking book Los Angeles Times Book Review , an impassioned cry against indifference New York Times Book Review , a work ringing with truth and insight Arab Book World now with an Afterword about the postwar years A New York Times Book Review Notable Book An intensely personal yet timelessly crafted portrait of life in a worn torn city, Beirut Fragments spans the years of the civil war in Lebanon, 1975 1990 When thousands fled, Jean Said Makdisi chose to stay She raised three sons, taught English and Humanities at Beirut University College and she wrote She records the breakdown of society and the physical destruction of Beirut, the massacres of Sabra and Shatila, the Israeli Invasion, everyday acts of terrorism, the struggle to maintain ordinary routines amid chaos, and the incredible spirit of a people A Palestinian, a Christian, a woman who has lived in Jerusalem, Cairo, the United States, and Beirut, Jean Said Makdisi uses the migrations of her own life as a paradigm which helps elucidate many of the conflicts in the region The new afterword covers the postwars years, from the last ceasefire to the present day.


  • Title: Beirut Fragments: A War Memoir
  • Author: Jean Said Makdisi
  • ISBN: 9780892552450
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Jean Said Makdisi

Jean Said Makdisi was born in Jerusalem and studied in Cairo and the United States She is the author of Beirut Fragments A War Memoir, a New York Times Notable Book She lives in Beirut from books.wwnorton books Autho



Comments Beirut Fragments: A War Memoir

  • Sidney Luckett

    A powerful and moving reflection on the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990). I am left in awe of those who managed to live through the brutalities of that warIt is full of striking passages. One of the shortest and very relevant to the present with Syrian refugees in Lebanon numbering a quarter of the more permanent inhabitants of Lebanon, the Lebanese:We are a land of refugees, a people of refugees, coming from everywhere, going nowhere


  • Marwan Asmar

    Beirut Fragments is a sad tale, a war memoir as termed by the author Jean Said Makdisi who lived through the tearing down of a city as factions and war lords hurled missiles and bombs at each other while indiscriminately killing civilians in the process. Through her eyes, and utterances the reader is introduced to the daily tribulations of the sounds of shells and missiles as they pass through the neighborhood to the bomb shelter which she, her husband, young children and many others have to go [...]


  • Amira

    This was the first book of its kind I've read - one about the personal experience of suffers if war, and a book about Beirut.Before this book I had a very naive knowledge of Beirut - I knew that a war had taken place there, the details of which I was completely ignorant of. The word Beirut conjured up words like beautiful, elegant and cosmopolitan in my mind, very far from words like violence, hatred and death.I instantly connected with the author's insight of being from a multi-cultural backgro [...]


  • Michael

    This eyewitness "journal" of the Lebanese Civil War conveys the moving struggles to preserve the threads of daily life and the ever-present fear and rage at the destruction of Beirut. Makdisi records her determination to survive the shelling, bombing, and killing that started in 1975 and was accelerated by the Israeli invasion in 1982.Huddled in shelters and faced with intermittent supplies of water and electricity, Makdisi and her neighbors grew increasingly angry at the callousness of the poli [...]


  • Abe

    Beirut Fragments is a first hand account of the tragedy of war in Lebanon. The unwarranted invasion of Lebanon by Israel in 1982 is yet another Israeli action that turned neutral attitudes into hatred. I lived and worked in Beirut during the civil war that began in 1975. When I read Jean Said Makdisi's account of the 1982 invasion it revived in me all the memories I harbored about my experiences. The author's portrayal of events and the affect it had on the people who lived there during this inv [...]


  • Bridget

    Great insight into what it was like to live in West Beirut during the long Lebanese Civil War.


  • London

    The Shelf: Accepted. Favored Authoress status pending.


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