Writings from the Sand, Volume 2

9780803217553: Paperback
Release Date: 1st May 2014

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Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 646

UNP - Nebraska Paperback

Writings from the Sand, Volume 2

Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhardt

Written by
Isabelle Eberhardt
,
Translated by
Karen Melissa Marcus
,
Edited by and Introduced by
Marie-Odile Delacour
and
Jean-René Huleu
Paperback / £43.00

Born in 1877 in Geneva, Switzerland, Isabelle Eberhardt became a rebel at an early age, dressing like a man so she could have access to areas forbidden to women, smoking in public, and otherwise scandalizing Genevan society. Already multilingual, she studied the Arabic language and Islamic culture and eventually converted to Islam. Eberhardt traveled throughout North Africa, wrote about her experiences, and married an Algerian. Her legendary, short, and stormy life included subversive political anarchism, the mysticism of Islam, numerous love affairs, and, most importantly, writing unmatched by her contemporaries.
 
The merit of Eberhardt’s writings, similar to that of many artists, was neither known nor valued until after her death. The companion to volume 1, Writings from the Sand, Volume 2, showcases the prose of one of the twentieth century’s most fascinating female wanderers and includes previously unpublished stories and an unfinished novel. This new volume exemplifies Eberhardt’s creation of identity in fiction as her writing explores the world of prostitutes, Bedouins, and French colonists in exotic tales of love and conquest.
 
 

Translator’s Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chronological Landmarks
Isabelle Eberhardt’s Itineraries
Stories
The Mirror
Infernalia
Vision of the Moghreb
Doctorate
Per Fas et Nefas
African Silhouettes, the Oulemas
The Magician
The Turco’s Novel
The Zaouïa
Yasmina
Oum-Zahar
The Anarchist
The Sacred Illuminator
Slaves of the South
The Hand
In the Dune
The Major
Beneath the Yoke
The Friend
Nostalgias
Portrait of the Ouled-Naïl
Tessaadith
Freed
The Sorcerer
The North African
The Seer
Taalith
The Arrival of the Settler
Fellah
Nights of Ramadan: In the Douar
Nights of Ramadan: The Derouïcha
The Fooled
Legionnaire
Criminal
Native Exploits
Blue Jacket
Aïn Djaboub
The Marabout
On the Fringe
The Wanderer
Tears of Almond Trees
The Meddah
At Dawn
Zoh’r and Yasmina
In God’s Path
M’Tourni
Night
The Foggara
Encampment
Mériema
Mourning
The Vagabond
The Paradise of Waters
Black Joys
Novel
Vagabond
Part I
Part II
Part III
Fragments
Herostratus
Judas
Ceres
The Age of Nothingness
Appendices
Works by Isabelle Eberhardt
Works Dedicated to Isabelle Eberhardt
Glossary of Arabic Words
French Editors’ Acknowledgments

Isabelle Eberhardt (1877–1904) died at the age of twenty-seven in a flash flood in the desert town of Aïn Sefra, Algeria. Melissa Marcus is the translator of Writings from the Sand, Volume 1: Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhardt (Nebraska, 2012), Fawzia Assaad’s Layla, an Egyptian Woman, and Malika Mokeddem’s The Forbidden Woman (Nebraska, 1998).