La nuit sacrée [Tahar Ben Jelloun] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hard to Find book. La Nuit Sacrée, by Tahar Ben Jelloun, is not for the faint of heart. The story begins, “Ce qui importe c’est la vérité,” and the author maintains this. Some features of this site may not work without it. LA DIMENSION MYSTIQUE DANS «LA NUIT SACREE» DE TAHAR BEN JELLOUN. BOUSSEM, SOUAD.

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This started off so good. Assuming the privilege of being a man while it contradicts his physiognomy led him to perpetuate the traditional injustice towards women thus tearing his being apart from within and trying to exteriorize that pain through plain cruelty towards his mother, sisters and wife.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: Well, from what I could gather, they were not telling anyone the sex of their child, benjdlloun the child to determine for themself lacking a proper pronoun here – lol their he- or she-ness. But I don’t actually know anything about Ben Jalloun yet, so that may be unfair of me.


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Ben Jelloun makes careful efforts to socially place his various narrators, and perhaps I missed many of the significances of this because I lack experience of Moroccan society. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Throughout the story, the protagonist is excluded from all the spaces he tries to penetrate even for a brief lapse of time.

About Tahar Ben Jelloun. The storyteller disappears and several listeners from his audience take it upon themselves to finish the story.

Simply to be is a challenge. Bnjelloun love when in contemporary literature there is an exultation of the story teller, the bard, the local orator.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. As it was, I didn’t finish reading the last three chapters out of frustration. Ben Jelloun’s prose, always very poetic, starts to come apart, to fly off into something much more uncertain and metaphorical.


Write a customer review. These frustrations aside, this was one of my favorite books that I have read in French. The other element of the book deals, unsurprisingly perhaps, with its central riddle. Get to Know Us. Continuo sem sono e sem saber o que ler a seguir. Letztendlich bleibt hier also offen, wie Zahras Leben als Erwachsene wirklich war. The walls are its memory. The fact that the protagonist lives as a genderless individual is important in understanding the ideological and existential conflict depicted in the book.


This is a deeply strange book well beyond its unusual initial premise, that of an Islamic Moroccan girl raised as a boy to thwart sexist inheritance law. Is one born woman or do they become one? While he is aware of his ambiguous identity he is still unable to understand the enigma that constitutes his existence.

This last underscores the fascination and frustration of the novel, as any true human element and narrative cohesion is lost to in a somewhat arch and removed postmodern house of stairs.

Trotzdem, mehr als 2 Sterne kann ich mir nicht abringen, das Lesen war eine Qual. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This is where the social critique of women’s subservience and domination comes into play though at the same time some believe that he is actually blaming them for their own difficulties and placement in society, yet that is a tahxr harsh. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment.

The story begins to unravel, losing track of itself in both time and space through various digressions. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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