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Le rocher de Tanios - Prix Goncourt 1993 (original 1993; edition 1996)

by Amin Maalouf (Auteur)

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An exploration of myth, passion and loyalty from the Lebanon's troubled past, The Rock of Tanios is another superbly rich and rewarding novel from the author of Samarkand and Leo the African. Expertly controlling his multi-faceted narrative with prose of great beauty and power, Maalouf delves into the history of an extraordinary life: that of Tanois, child of the mountains.… (more)
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Title:Le rocher de Tanios - Prix Goncourt 1993
Authors:Amin Maalouf (Auteur)
Info:Le Livre de Poche (1996), Edition: 18th ed., 280 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:sXIX, Lebanon, love

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The Rock of Tanios by Amin Maalouf (Author) (1993)

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Amin Maalouf delivers again. Interesting setting (1830s Lebanon) and engaging style. Worth a read for sure. ( )
  karatelpek | Mar 13, 2021 |
What a storyteller! I felt myself spellbound as if increasingly cocooned as the narrative unfolded. An historical novel told through accounts of the life story of the fictional Tanios, a villager of questionable provenance. Highly recommended. ( )
  nick4998 | Oct 31, 2020 |
A good tale in the tried and true storytelling mode of narrator telling a story told to him, one that took place several generations ago (1830s-1840s Lebanon). The Great Game is in full swing as well as rivalries between the Ottoman Empire(The Divine Port) and the Pasha of Egypt as represented by the local Emir. Mix in religion (Catholic, Druze, Muslim, English Protestant), local and personal vendettas & one thing leads inevitably to another. ( )
1 vote Paulagraph | May 25, 2014 |
As our narrator informs us, the Rock of Tanios, which sits outside his village of Kfaryabda in the Lebanese mountains, was believed for two centuries to bring bad luck, since the local villager after whom it was named was last seen sitting on it before his mysterious disappearance in the year 1840. Tanios, born to Lamia, the beauty of the village, may or may not have been the son of the local Sheikh, and Tanios' life, intimately linked to the the fate of his village, was shaped by a series of momentous events, even as the mountain was being disputed between the Egyptian, Turkish, French and English powers. Maalouf is an outstanding raconteur and the pleasure I had of reading him in the original French language can't be overstated.

I read the excellent Baldassare's Odyssey almost a decade ago while on a trip to France, and based on that book alone decided that Maalouf was one of my favourite writers of all time. My only regret when it comes to Tanios is that I didn't read this book when I first heard about it around 1993, when it won the prestigious French Goncourt prize, but I have every intention of catching up on lost time and reading everything by Maalouf I can get my hands on in near future. ( )
  Smiler69 | Nov 22, 2010 |
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An exploration of myth, passion and loyalty from the Lebanon's troubled past, The Rock of Tanios is another superbly rich and rewarding novel from the author of Samarkand and Leo the African. Expertly controlling his multi-faceted narrative with prose of great beauty and power, Maalouf delves into the history of an extraordinary life: that of Tanois, child of the mountains.

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