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by Andre Aciman

eBook Out of Egypt: A Memoir ePub
Author: Andre Aciman
Language: English
ISBN: 1573225347
ISBN13: 978-1573225342
Publisher: Riverhead Trade; lst Riverhead ed edition (April 1, 1996)
Pages: 339
Category: Arts & Literature
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 884
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ePub file: 1577 kb
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Home André Aciman Out of Egypt: A Memoir. I wish to thank Neal Kozodoy, whose help, devotion, and time were invaluable; Sara Bershtel, to whom I owe this book; and my wife, Susan, to whom I owe everything.

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Out of Egypt: A Memoir Hardcover – December 1, 1994. Out of Egypt was a fascinating read & thoroughly engrossing. The book shines a light on the formative years of Mr. Acimans life while immersing the reader in exciting tales of a now lost way of life.

Out of Egypt: A Memoir Hardcover – December 1, 1994. by. Andre Aciman (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. I also thought the last section revealed things that influenced aspects of Call Me By Your Name which I think were not coincidental. Reading the two sequentially (OOE then CMBYN) makes sense even though I happened to read them the other way around.

In elegant and witty prose, André Aciman introduces us to the marvelous eccentrics who shaped his life-Uncle Vili, the strutting daredevil, soldier, salesman, and spy; the two grandmothers, the This richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later.

Out of Egypt : a memoir. Aciman, André, Aciman family, Jews. New York : Riverhead Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.

Aciman may have gone out of Egypt but, as this evocative and imaginative book makes plain, he has never left it. .Andre Aciman is the author of False Papers and Call Me by Your Name

Aciman may have gone out of Egypt but, as this evocative and imaginative book makes plain, he has never left it, nor it hi. - -The Washington Post. With beguiling simplicity, Aciman recalls the life of Alexandria as knew it, and the seductiveness of that beautiful, polyglot city permeates his book. Beautifully remembered and even more beautifully written. Andre Aciman is the author of False Papers and Call Me by Your Name. He teaches comparative literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center and lives in Manhattan with his family.

Life at Smouha after the 1956 war had become too unsafe, and so unsavory, they said-too many vagrants, too much dust, so few Europeans.

Life at Smouha after the 1956 war had become too unsafe, and so unsavory, they said-too many vagrants, too much dust, so few Europeans en you heard the drone of ongoing rallies with loudspeakers squawking the latest propaganda. What my parents looked for, and eventually found, was an apartment near Sporting facing the sea on one side and the vast banana plantations of Smouha on the other. My father was delighted with the study, my mother with the balcony; Om Ramadan was ecstatic about the laundry room; there was.

André Aciman (/ˈæsɪmən/; born 2 January 1951) is an American writer. Born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, he is currently distinguished professor at the Graduate Center of City University of New York, where he teaches the history of literary theory and the works of Marcel Proust. Aciman previously taught creative writing at New York University and French literature at Princeton and Bard College. In 2009, he was Visiting Distinguished Writer at Wesleyan University.

The son of a flamboyant Jewish clan recounts his family's move to turn-of-the-century Alexandria, its many colorful members, its pursuit of wealth and happiness, and its struggles with anti-Semitic and anti-Western nationalism
Livina
Out Of Egypt is made even more lucid by further losses to the country after the Arab Spring. I lack Aciman's irony and wit to counter the grief from having lived sporadically in Egypt's underbelly in Cairo, married and lost an Egyptian husband...Egypt was and possibly still is in some ways, a land where you are instantly transported back to a lifetime that is not known consciously but is at the same time familiar. Aciman has captured the sense of being in exile; only recognized through memories. There really are no words I can write to describe the beauty of this book; I wept when the end came.
Vizuru
After reading Call Me By Your Name by Mr. Aciman I knew I had to read other works by this superb author. Out of Egypt was a fascinating read & thoroughly engrossing. The book shines a light on the formative years of Mr. Acimans life while immersing the reader in exciting tales of a now lost way of life. I also thought the last section revealed things that influenced aspects of Call Me By Your Name which I think were not coincidental. Reading the two sequentially (OOE then CMBYN) makes sense even though I happened to read them the other way around. This definitely won't be the last book I read by Mr. Aciman.
Bragis
This is the most beautiful book of memoirs i have ever read. i grew up in the 40's and 50's Borough Park Brooklyn where Italians and Jews lived in great harmony...we were lower middle class while those in the book are upper class, but i understood them. Uncle Villi is a dear, though Fascist and even an admirer of Hitler. The aunts and grandmother and even great grandmother hold eccentric opinions. They are all forced to leave and really don't want to even when the anti-Semitism has become very uncomfortable. I am in Italy right now where i have a house in Puglia. I live upstate ny and would like to meet the author who teaches in the city to compare notes, if he cares to.
Lli
A fascinating story about a very charming but eccentric Jewish family that seems to have no solid or permanent roots. They hail from turkey, Italy, France and England and speak all these languages simultaneously avoiding learning arabic regarding it the language of the servants and the illiterate populace. Egypt seems to be their new temporary home in which the enjoy an upper class life style but they can't escape the ascent of Nasser and his push to nationalize all businesses , deport all foreigners, especially Jews, from Egypt. The young narrator and his family are ultimately forced to leave what to them has been an interlude of happiness in slander described as a paradise: suffused with sunshine, surrounded by the blue Mediterranean waters and yellow sand. Their relationships and lives will be pulled apart never to be resumed again . One gets the sad feeling that they are being exiled from a paradise never to return again.
hardy
Aciman is as good a writer as I had read. He has a fluid, excellent style. This biographical book of his life in Alexandria with an extended family who had emigrated from Turkey, is fascinating. It is incisive about people, politics, and the times. I haven't read his novels, but this is a marvelous book.
Painbrand
This is a true story about one, rather large, Jewish family living in Egypt thru WWII, thru the Israeli War of Independence in 1948, and up until Nasser's defeat in the Sinai Campaign of about 1957. The book details the various characters in the family, their social lives, and how they blended with the general, Arab population of Egypt for decades. The book is a very good history, from the particular perspective of this, perhaps typical, Jewish family. It details how their lives changed because of the Israel-Egypt wars of the 40s and 50s. It gives a very clear and vivid picture of what it was to live under such, at times, very stressful conditions while not actually being involved in the wars. I would recommend the book to others who may have wondered about the lives and times of Jews living in Arab countries at war with Israel, both before and after it became a legitimate State of Israel. The book is somewhat similar to- The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, which also covers about the same time frame in Egypt of a different, Jewish family in Cairo, who then emigrated to America when they too could no longer live, safely in Egypt in the 40s and 50s.
Camper
Aciman's book reads like a dream. Every word exudes love and with it a sad sense of loss and nostalgia. Unlike any other such biography I have read, it does not have "Poor Us' as a main theme, rather a description of how the actions of the few on both sides, had shattered a beautiful world, which existed, with no regards to the difference between the individuals involved. It is a classic account of loss of a home due to changes taking place around us, which are bigger than us and outside of our control, regardless of what we try to do; just a new tide that can't be stopped.
The book is such a tender account, which touched me deeply and which I recommend to anyone who wants to learn about this aspect of Egyptian history and this phase of Alexandria's story.
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