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Memoris and Biographies
Author: Sasson Somekh
ISBN: 9659012586
Subcategory: Memoirs
Pages 212 pages
Publisher Ibis Editions (January 1, 2007)
Language English
Category: Memoris and Biographies
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 156
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by Sasson Somekh


Baghdad, Yesterday book. Unlike the other two books, Sasson Somekh's was less a chronological autobiography and more a series of vignettes.

Baghdad, Yesterday book. Biography and Memoir  . Imagine going to chat with the author over tea once per week, and each week, he narrated a different recollection of his life - that is much the flavor of this This was my third memoir from one of the many Jewish emigrés of the formerly large and thriving ancient Jewish community in Iraq (once comprising a third of the population, they. are now said to number less than a dozen).

Arab and Berber dynasties succeeded the Idrisids until the 13th century .

Arab and Berber dynasties succeeded the Idrisids until the 13th century when the country was plunged into bitter civil war between Arab and Berber factions. The reign of Ahmed I al-Man-sur in the first Sharifian dynasty stabilized and unified the country between 1579 and 1603. This book is a must read for historians, political scientists, Jewish studies scholars, and all those interested in one of the most volatile and controversial regions in the world today.

quarrels and disputes being few and far between. Unfortunately, we have documented the disputes one hundred times more than the periods of friendship and cooperation.

book by Sasson Somekh .

Unlike the other two books, Sasson Somekh's was less a chronological autobiography and more a series of. .This would likely be a good book for those interested in the (former) Iraqi Jewish community; Arab Jews in general; and the history of Iraq.

Unlike the other two books, Sasson Somekh's was less a chronological autobiography and more a series of vignettes. Imagine going to chat with the author over tea once per week, and each week, he narrated a different recollection of his life - that is much the flavor of this book. The chapters are self-contained and not long, which makes for easy reading. A history which, it should be noted, goes far deeper and is much richer than the modern-day headlines of bombings and political unrest.

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Cultural writing. Middle East Studies. Biography and Memoir. A wise and often gently funny memoir by one of the world's authorities on Arabic literature, this book offers an intimate view of Jewish life in Baghdad in the 1930s and 40s. It describes vividly the young writer's intellectual and emotional growth and maps the now-vanished world of Baghdad's book stalls and literary cafes, its Arabic-speaking Jewish bank clerks, tuxedoed Iraqi-Jewish weddings, outdoor movies at the Cinema Diana, and bonfires by the Tigris. As the pieces of Somekh's unsentimental and sharply drawn memoir accumulate, they also mount in meaning "It is hard to overstate the beauty, originality, lucidity, gentleness, wisdom, and importance of Baghdad, Yesterday"--Ma'ariv.
Mettiarrb
An excellent work for understanding how different peoples and religions can coexist in Iraq, a country we usually (and unfortunately) relate with war and destruction.
Rrd
Interesting, writing quality is not what I expected based on reviews.

Sometimes moving, but good editor could have done more
Steamy Ibis
This loving description of the final years of the Iraqi Jewish community and culture was a joy to read! I wish I could find a copy in Arabic to give to some of my friends whose English is limited.
JOIN
Who now remembers that Baghdad (and all of Iraq) was once a great center of Jewish life, and that Jews were well assimilated in the Iraqi community? If you are curious about this important Sephardi Jewish community (many members of which migrated to Israel in the early 1950's), this book will inform you pleasantly. My only complaint is the author's tendency to mention so many VIPs with whom he had only marginal contact.
Mushicage
The first few chapters of the book was personal data about aunt and uncle So-&-So and family pictures. Nice but that would only interest another family members. I expected more cultural information about the time and place but did not get that until about the last 3rd of the book.