Amin Maalouf is an eminent novelist, whose books include The Rock of Tanios, which won the 1993 Goncourt Prize, France's most prestigious literary award. He was formerly director of the leading Beirut newspaper an-Nahar and editor of Jeune Afrique.
Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Schocken On Sale: April 29, 1989 Price: $17.95
Translated by Jon Rothschild. Maalouf has combed the works of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants, to give us "a readable and entertaining mirror image of events that are as familiar in the West as fairy tales" (The New Yorker). The book is a vivid portrait of a...
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