Cover

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Title Page, Further Reading, Copyright, About the Authors

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Foreword

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pp. ix-xii

This collection of aphorisms traces its origins back well over a decade to one of the final projects initiated by a group of European specialists in modern Arabic literature (amongst whom I was privileged to be included). They had...

Nature

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pp. 1-18

Seasons

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pp. 19-24

Desert

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pp. 25-34

Water

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pp. 35-52

Sea

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pp. 53-64

Sea and Desert

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pp. 65-72

Wind

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pp. 73-80

Rock

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pp. 81-92

Trees and Flowers

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pp. 93-100

Fire

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pp. 101-108

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Afterword

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pp. 109-114

The range of literary genres within which Ibrahim al-Koni functions is a wide one, very wide. There are long novels in several volumes and collections of aphorisms (of which this book provides a sample), but also works of short...

Sources

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pp. 115-116

Photographs

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pp. 117-118

Back Cover

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pp. 119-120