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Author Kūnī, Ibrāhīm.
Title A sleepless eye : aphorisms from the Sahara / Ibrahim al-Koni ; selected by Hartmut Fähndrich ; translated from the Arabic by Roger Allen.
Imprint Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, [2014]
©2014

Series Middle East literature in translation
Middle East literature in translation.
Subject Desert people -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Desert ecology -- Sahara -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Aphorisms and apothegms.
Sahara -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Alt Name Fähndrich, Hartmut,
Allen, Roger, 1942-
Description 1 online resource : color illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword -- Nature -- Seasons -- Desert -- Water -- Sea -- Sea and desert -- Wind -- Rock -- Trees and flowers -- Fire -- Afterword -- Sources -- List of photographs.
Summary The Libyan landscape is one of the most diverse and breathtaking, replete with barren deserts, vast ocean coasts, and a stunning display of earth's elements. Al-Koni, an award-winning and critically acclaimed Arabic writer, reflects on this fragile environment and the increasing threats to its existence in A Sleepless Eye, a collection of the poet's desert wisdom. He highlights the relationships between humans and Libya's natural features, grouping them by theme: nature, desert, water, sea, wind, rock, trees, and fire. Each theme contains a set of aphorisms that deliver thoughtful perspectives on what it means to coexist with an evolving planet. This volume is the result of the author's collaboration with the celebrated French nature photographer, Alain Sebe, and English translator Allen. The product is a body of work that calls upon readers to question their relationship with the earth through meditative ideas and photos, familiarizing English readers with the fundamental philosophies of environmental stewardship that transcend all boundaries.
Note Print version record.
Local Note JOHN CARROLL: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
ISBN 9780815652793 (electronic bk.)
0815652798 (electronic bk.)
9780815610342
0815610343
OCLC # 880326012
Additional Format Print version: Kūnī, Ibrāhīm. Sleepless eye. First edition. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2014 9780815610342 (DLC) 2013497975 (OCoLC)863195047