A Question of Precedence: and other Middle East Stories by Marmaduke Pickthall ( Pickthall Novel #1 ): Marmaduke, Pickthall William | Peter, Clark

For the first time, Peter Clark brings together all the short stories by Marmaduke Pickthall on the theme of the Middle East in one volume.

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Table of Contents:

Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..9
GREATER SYRIA …………………………………………………………………………………… 13

A Bit Of History …………………………………………………………………………………….. 15
A Champion Of Christendom …………………………………………………………….. 25
A Question Of Precedence ………………………………………………………………….. 37
The Tale Of A Camp ……………………………………………………………………………… 43
Tra-La-La ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 53
The Word Of An Englishman………………………………………………………………69
The Just Steward ………………………………………………………………………………….. 81
Father Saba ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 91
Count Abdullah ………………………………………………………………………………….. 105 J
enȃb Ul Amȋr …………………………………………………………………………………….. 117
The Battle Of The Trees……………………………………………………………………. 133
Knights Errant ……………………………………………………………………………………. 145

EGYPT
Karàkter ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 161
A Case Of Oppression ……………………………………………………………………….. 173
The Murderer …………………………………………………………………………………….. 185
The Cook And The Soldier……………………………………………………………….. 195
Hashȋsh………………………………………………………………………………………………… 205
His Honour’s Pleasure A Study In Pure Nerves…………………………… 215
The Story Of Hȃfiz……………………………………………………………………………… 227
The Kefr Ammeh Incident ……………………………………………………………….. 237
Cross-Purposes ………………………………………………………………………………….. 259
Between Ourselves……………………………………………………………………………. 275

Turkey
An Ordeal By Fire ………………………………………………………………………………. 295
Melek……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 307 Unofficial……………………………………………………………………………………………… 321
A Matter Of Taste……………………………………………………………………………….. 335
The Marseilles Tragedy ……………………………………………………………………. 349

Bibliography……………………………………………………………………………………….. 363

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Pickthall is a wonderful storyteller. He brings us straight into the narrative, with sharply drawn personalities, dealing with dilemmas to which we can relate. He builds a picture of the physical environment – buildings, flowers, the landscape – that is convincing. His central characters may be rogues and cheats, religious fanatics, bandits or hypocrites, but they are all drawn as the result of acute observation. We see the world from the perspective of an Egyptian soldier, a Syrian peasant, an Ottoman official.

His use of language is remarkable. In his Middle East fiction, novels and stories, he uses an archaic English, comprehensible but unfamiliar. It is as if the world he is reproducing is alien, and needs to be clothed in words and phrases that take the reader right away from his or her world.

The lands in which Pickthall’s stories are set, have since his time, undergone changes that have been violent and unprecedented. Wars, revolutions, displacement and emigration, voluntary and forced, have been the lot of Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Turks since Pickthall’s time. These people are the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the men and women among whom Pickthall travelled, whom he loved and whose lives he has reconstructed for our enlight- enment and delight.

Weight 0.53 kg
Dimensions 22.91 × 15.19 × 2.06 cm
ISBN

1912356023

Pages

364

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