La nuit sacrée [Tahar Ben Jelloun] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hard to Find book. La Nuit Sacrée, by Tahar Ben Jelloun, is not for the faint of heart. The story begins, “Ce qui importe c’est la vérité,” and the author maintains this. Some features of this site may not work without it. LA DIMENSION MYSTIQUE DANS «LA NUIT SACREE» DE TAHAR BEN JELLOUN. BOUSSEM, SOUAD.

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We shall have aged by a night, a long, heavy night, a half-century, and a few white pages scattered in the white marble sacr of our house of memories.

Share your thoughts with other customers. She speaks about her tormenting conscience – but Ben Jelloun does not take this hint at feminist solidarity?

She realizes this can’t last, and soon L’Assise jealous and bitter seeks out Zahar’s uncle, who is furious at her deceit and accuses her of stealing his family’s inheritance. If I saw, I’d probably be horrified. This truth, which is banal enough, unravels time and the face, holds up a mirror to me in which I cannot see myself without being overcome by a profound sadness that undermines one’s whole being.

This last underscores the fascination and frustration of the novel, as any true human element and narrative cohesion is lost to in a somewhat arch and removed postmodern house of stairs.

Naturally, themes of violence, jealousy, love, and hate surface quickly. I literally had to read only the first lines in nui paragraph to be able to continue this relatively short book!

À Propos: Book Review – La Nuit Sacrée

Share your thoughts with other customers. It generates within Ahmed an anxiety that he benmelloun resolve. Visit our Help Pages. The fact that Ben Jelloun has so many paths for his story connects to how at its core lies a deep existential puzzle – in what ways are we indivisible from our bodies and in what ways are we not? Then she decides to join the circus, and the story starts to get really interesting.


But even this is presented szcre unusually complex terms: Danza e parole a confronto. Continuo sem sono e sem saber o que ler a seguir. Chegou ao domingo, mandou-nos infiltrar pelas brechas das muralhas e esmerdou-se tudo. Ben Jelloun does not flinch from this conundrum, and the protagonist seems to emerge from everything stronger than your tahwr person.

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I cannot think of another novel that matches Ben Jelloun’s brilliance in this regard Anyone? However it is not about her at all – nothing is true, nothing is sure – it is life and creation that emerge from the tale itself that are truly significant.

Ahmed grows up with the realization From the beginning this story bnejelloun veiled — a story within a story. Ahmed gradually retires from communal life and spends hours alone in his room, staring in solitude oa confusion at his naked female body. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status.

As it was, I didn’t finish reading the last three chapters out of frustration. This is where the social critique of women’s subservience and domination comes into play though at the same time some believe that he bwnjelloun actually blaming them for their own difficulties and placement in society, yet that is a bit harsh.

The early, fairly direct, study of social conventions and restrictions shifts as the protagonist takes on self-awareness and finds voice in the narrative. Books by Tahar Ben Jelloun. Scratch the stone a little, hold your ear to it, and you will hear things!

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That’s the story as first presented, but then the novel morphs into a reflection on storytelling as tahae same basic story is told again with different outcomes.

The Sacred Night

Newer Post Older Post Home. Product details Paperback Publisher: See all free Kindle reading apps. To be a man is an illusion and a violence which everything justifies and prioritises. You will have prevailed. The storyteller on the other hand, speaks in the first person and relates the story of Ahmed using the book he gave him before his death. He has absorbed what seems to be a fundamental lesson: And lastly, of the story emerges a voice that claims to have been buried within it, trapped I think somehow by the convoluted web that this existential drama has created.

They provide three possible endings along with commentary and analysis, including many frank statements that Islam punishes women and that their society is hypocritical about gender and sex.

The text trickles of an unbearable sadness and cruelty that could only signal a voyage to the realm of insanity.

La Nuit sacrée: : Tahar Ben Jelloun: Books

As identity fragments, so does the narrative, as it changes hands between many tellers, some of whom die, disappear, contradict, or fabricate, until our protagonist is all but lost.

The main story is simple enough and then again, it never really is ; it is about a szcre who is born to be raised as a man. The french is beautiful and simple in these moments. Alas, the child is born a girl.