City Gates was first published in Arabic in 1981, and in English in 1993. It is a further exploration of the themes of exile, dislocation, and identity. Elias Khoury's early works show him finding the distinctive voice that explodes in his epic Gate of the Sun.
A stranger arrives at the gates of a city from which everyone appears to have fled. The once besieged and now deserted city is Beirut. City Gates is a fable of displacement and a visionary tale about the consequences of civil war in the Middle East.
|Grouped Work ID||e8b3ec76-e19d-b955-2b3b-f2f1ae1a0078|
|Grouping Title||city gates|
|Grouping Author||khūrī ilyās|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-27 06:53:45AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-06 04:44:53AM|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Adult Fiction|
|display_description||"A stranger arrives at the gates of a city from which everyone appears to have fled. The once besieged and now deserted city is Beirut. City Gates is a fable of displacement and a visionary tale about the consequences of civil war in the Middle East"--P.  of cover.|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|title_full||City gates / Elias Khoury ; translated by Paula Haydar|