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A Question of Precedence
A Question of Precedence
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  • Authored by: Marmaduke Pickthall

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Details: †A Question of Precedence & other Middle East Stories, New,
*[A5+] Paperback - 363 pages,
by Marmaduke Pickthall,
Edited and Introduced by Peter Clark,
Published by Beacon Books.

Description :

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.

The lands in which Pickthallís stories are set, have since his time, undergone changes that have been violent and unprecedented. Wars, revolutions, displacement and emigration, voluntary and forced, have all been engaged by Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Turks since Pickthallís 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 enlightenment and delight.

From the Back Cover :

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; Ė buildings, flowers, the landscape Ė that is convincing. His central characters may be rogues and cheats, religious fanatics, bandits or hypocrites. 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.

Table of Contents


Greater Syria :

---A Bit of History,
---A Champion of Christendom,
---A Question of Precedence,
---The Tale of a Camp,
---The Word of an Englishman,
---The Just Steward,
---Father Saba,
---Count Abdullah,
---Jenab al-Amir,
---The Battle Of The Trees,
---Knights Errant.

Egypt :

---A Case Of Oppression,
---The Murderer,
---The Cook And The Soldier,
---His Honourís Pleasure A Study In Pure Nerves,
---The Story Of Hȃfiz,
---The Kefr Ammeh Incident,
---Between Ourselves,

Turkey :

---An Ordeal By Fire,
---A Matter Of Taste,
---The Marseilles Tragedy.


Other works of Marmaduke Pickthall.

*Dimensions : 22.9 x 15.2cm.

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