Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 May 2008

176 Pages

5 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9789774161414

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The Crane

Halim Barakat

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

In The Crane, the renowned Syro-Lebanese author and sociologist Halim Barakat creates a narrator who looks back wistfully on a childhood in a small village of Syria, with the image of flying cranes and in particular one wounded bird as a continuing symbol of his emotions toward the past and its impact upon his life. The narrator then travels to the United States, and, with his wife, goes through the experiences of American college life in the 1960s. He describes his participation in the political protests during that fraught decade, and goes on to depict his later life in the American capital of Washington DC and its surroundings.


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