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Ḍaʻīf, Rashīd

Works: 140 works in 427 publications in 8 languages and 3,672 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Historical fiction  War fiction  Drama  War films  Romance films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PJ7820.A46, 892.736
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf
What makes a man? : sex talk in Beirut and Berlin by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2003, Lebanese writer Rashid al-Daif spent several weeks in Germany as part of the "West-East Divan" program, a cultural exchange effort meant to improve mutual awareness of German and Middle Eastern cultures. He was paired with German author Joachim Helfer, who then returned the visit to al-Daif in Lebanon. Following their time together, al-Daif published in Arabic a literary reportage of his encounter with Helfer in which he focuses on the German writer's homosexuality. His frank observations have been variously read as trenchant, naïve, or offensive. In response, Helfer provided an equally frank point-by-point riposte to al-Daif's text. Together these writers offer a rare exploration of attitudes toward sex, love, and gender across cultural lines. By stretching the limits of both fiction and essay, they highlight the importance of literary sensitivity in understanding the Other. Rashid al-Daif's "novelized biography" and Joachim Helfer's commentary appear for the first time in English translation in What Makes a Man? Sex Talk in Beirut and Berlin. Also included in this volume are essays by specialists in Arabic and German literature that shed light on the discourse around sex between these two authors from different cultural contexts."--
Learning English by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No matter how hard Rachid tries to recreate himself, to become educated and worldly-to "learn English"--It is impossible for this hip Beiruti with his cell phone and high-speed internet to sever the connection to his past in the Lebanese village of Zgharta, known for its "tough guys" and old-fashioned clan mentality. When the news of his father's murder, a case of blood revenge, reaches him by chance through a newspaper report, it drags him inescapably back into the world of his past. Suddenly he is plunged once again into the endless questions that plagued his childhood
Dear Mr Kawabata by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a young Lebanese man lies dying in a makeshift mortuary in Beirut during the last days of the civil war in 1991, thoughts of his past life flood through his mind. In his disordered imagination, he writes to the Japanese novelist Yasunari Kawabata who had killed himself in 1972, and argues with him about dying, free will and the value of memory which is for him 'a support untouched by doubt'." "Reaching back to his childhood in the mountains of Northern Lebanon, he recalls the time when Gagarin first orbited the earth and he had to insist to his mother that the world was round, not flat. His move to university in Beirut, the death of his father and his entanglement in the violent politics of the 1970s lead to fierce commitment and an eventual loss of faith."--Jacket
This side of innocence by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in Arabic and English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De kant van de onschuld. - Sociaal-realistische roman over een onschuldige man, die verhoord wordt door de geheime dienst van een Arabisch land, dat wordt geregeerd door een dictator
Passage to dusk by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's afraid of Meryl Streep? by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rashid al-Daif's provocative novel Who's Afraid of Meryl Streep? takes an intimate look at the life of a recently married Lebanese man. Rashoud and his wife struggle as they work to negotiate not only their personal differences but also rapidly changing attitudes toward sex and marriage in Lebanese culture. As their fragile bond disintegrates, Rashoud finds television playing a more prominent role in his life; his wife uses the presence of a television at her parents' house as an excuse to spend time away from her new home. Rashoud purchases a television in the hopes of luring his wife back home, but in a pivotal scene, he instead finds himself alone watching Kramer vs. Kramer. Without the aid of subtitles, he struggles to make sense of the film, projecting his wife's behavior onto the character played by Meryl Streep, who captivates him but also frightens him in what he sees as an effort to take women's liberation too far. Who's Afraid of Meryl Streep? offers a glimpse at evolving attitudes toward virginity, premarital sex, and abortion in Lebanon and addresses more universal concerns such as the role of love and lust in marriage. The novel has found wide success in Arabic and several European languages and has also been dramatized in both Arabic and French
Hirrat Sīkīrīdā by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toutes ces femmes se comportent avec un courage exemplaire, défiant le machisme ambiant que la violence guerrière a exacerbé. Rachid el-Daïf leur rend hommage avec son talent habituel de conteur, sa langue souple qui ne s'interdit pas l'usage du parler libanais et un humour discret qui allège le pathétique des situations."--Page 4 de la couverture
Qu'elle aille au diable Meryl Streep! : roman by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le film Kramer contre Kramer avec Meryl Streep, renvoie le narrateur à son propre mariage, qui part en capilotade et à ses relations problématiques avec sa femme. Le récit du quotidien du couple devient alors prétexte à aborder les problèmes du couple et de la sexualité dans la société arabe moderne
Die Verschwulung der Welt : Rede gegen Rede : Beirut-Berlin by Joachim Helfer( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwei Männer auf einem Diwan: Das Austauschprogramm >>West-östlicher Diwan<< bringt Schriftsteller aus Deutschland und der arabischen Welt paarweise zusammen, um durch ihr Kennenlernen dem vielbeschworenen Kampf der Kulturen< entgegenzuwirken. Joachim Helfer und Rashid al-Daif haben die Aufforderung zum Gespräch ernstgenommen. So entstand ein verblüffendes Buch: Der libanesische Autor schreibt ein Protokoll, dessen Gegenstand sein deutscher Kollege ist und zwar als Privatperson. Er kommentiert dessen gleichgeschlechtliche Lebensweise, beschreibt Ansichten zu Sexualität, Liebe und Moral, die ihm fremd sind. Der deutsche Autor reagiert darauf mit radikaler Offenheit, schildert die Begegnung aus seiner Sicht und zeigt am Text des libanesischen Kollegen dessen eigene, zwischen Tradition und Moderne hin und her gerissenen Vorstellungen von Männer- und Frauenrollen auf. Am Ende macht der auf beiden Seiten mit dem Mut zur Selbstentblößung geführte Dialog erschreckend deutlich, wie sehr im Verhältnis zwischen Orient und Okzident das Private das Politische ist
Ūkī maʻa al-salāmah : riwāyah by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Arabic and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taṣṭafilu Mīrīl Stirīb : riwāyah by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Arabic and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ʻAwdat al-Almānī ilá rushdihi by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Arabic and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghaflat al-turāb : riwāyah by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in Arabic and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maʻbad yanjaḥ fī Baghdād : riwāyah by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passage au crépuscule : roman by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La meurtrière et interminable guerre du Liban vue, dans une sorte de cauchemar, à travers la métaphore d'un appartement occupé par des hôtes illégitimes. Un récit hanté par l'angoisse de la mutilation et de la mort pour témoigner d'une douleur collective intime."--Résumé du site web de l'éditeur
Taqnīyāt al-buʼs : riwāyah by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in Arabic and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alwāḥ by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Arabic and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insī al-sayyārah : riwāyah by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Arabic and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fusḥah mustahdafah bayna al-nuʻās wa-al-nawm : riwāyah by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in Arabic and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tablīṭ al-baḥr : riwāyah by Rashīd Ḍaʻīf( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in Arabic and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dear Mr Kawabata
Learning EnglishDear Mr KawabataThis side of innocencePassage to duskWho's afraid of Meryl Streep?Hirrat Sīkīrīdā
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Aḍ-Ḍaʿīf, Rašīd

ad-Da'if, Raszid

al-Daif, Rachid

Al-Daïf, Rachid 1945-

al-Daif, Rashid

al-Daif, Rashid 1945-

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Da`if, Rashid

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Ḍa´īf, Rašīd al- 1945-

Daʾief, Rasjied ad- 1945-

Daif, Rachid 1945-

Daïf, Rachid al- 1945-

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Daïf, Raschid al- 1945-

Daif, Rasheed 1945-

Ḍaʻīf, Rashīd

Ḍaʻīf, Rashīd 1945-

Daif, Rashid al-

Daif, Rashid al- 1945-

Ḍaʿīf, Rašīd

Ḍaʿīf, Rašīd aḍ-

Ḍaʾīf, Rašīd aḍ- 1945-

Ḍuʿaiyif, Rašīd aḍ- 1945-

Ḍuʿayf, Rašīd al- 1945-

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El-Daïf Rachid

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Rachid El-Daïf

Rachid El-Daïf romancier et poète libanais

Raixid Al-Daif

Raschid ad-Daʿif libanesischer Autor

Rashīd al-Ḍaʿīf

Rashid Al-Daif author

Rashid Al-Daif schrijver uit Libanon

Rashid Al-Daif scrittore libanese

Rashid Al-Daif údar

Raszid ad-Da'if.

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الضعيف، رشيد

‏الضعيف، رشيد، 1945-

رشيد الضعيف

رشيد الضعيف، 1945-

رشيد الضعيف روائي وشاعر وأكاديمي لبناني ترجمت أعماله إلى حوالي تسع لغات عالمية

رشید الضعیف شاعر و نویسنده لبنانی

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