The Al-Hamlet Summit

The Al-Hamlet Summit

by Sulayman Al-Bassam
     
 

ISBN-10: 190280662X

ISBN-13: 9781902806624

Pub. Date: 04/01/2007

Publisher: University of Hertfordshire Press

Powerful and disturbing, this version of the Hamlet story is set in a modern Middle Eastern state whose leader has just died, to be replaced by his brother, a ruthless, Westernized dictator who juggles petro-dollars, arms dealers, and democratic slogans in an attempt to quell the rising tides of Islamic extremism. Presenting a composite of many Arab concerns that

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Powerful and disturbing, this version of the Hamlet story is set in a modern Middle Eastern state whose leader has just died, to be replaced by his brother, a ruthless, Westernized dictator who juggles petro-dollars, arms dealers, and democratic slogans in an attempt to quell the rising tides of Islamic extremism. Presenting a composite of many Arab concerns that affect peoples from the Arabian Gulf to the Atlantic and beyond, it is a concrete and poetic formulation of an Arab viewpoint, combining aspects of the Arab oral-poetry tradition with the rhetoric of modern-day politics. It is Hamlet as pure, dangerous politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781902806624
Publisher:
University of Hertfordshire Press
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
746,742
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.44(d)

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