Hisham Matar

autor

In The Country Of Men


Libya, 1979. Nine-year-old Suleiman's days are circumscribed by the narrow rituals of childhood: outings to the ruins surrounding Tripoli, games with friends played under the burning sun, exotic gifts from his father's constant business trips abroad. But his nights have come to revolve around his mother's increasingly disturbing bedside stories full of old family bitterness. And then one day Suleiman sees his father across the square of a busy marketplace, his face wrapped in a pair of dark sunglasses. Wasn't he supposed to be away on business yet again? Why is he going into that strange building with the green shutters? Why did he lie? Suleiman is soon caught up in a world he cannot hope to understand-where the sound of the telephone ringing becomes a portent of grave danger, where his mother frantically burns his father's cherished books, where a stranger full of sinister questions sits outside in a parked car all day, where his best friend's father can disappear overnight, next to be seen publicly interrogated on state television.In the Country of Men is a stunning depiction of a child confronted with the private fallout of a public nightmare. But above all, it is a debut of rare insight and literary grace.
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V zemi mužů


Příběh dětství, které bylo až příliš brzy vystaveno krutosti světa dospělýchDevítiletý Suleiman se navzdory svému věku ocitne ve vážné situaci, vzdálené dětským hrám a láskyplnému obětí rodičů. Začíná pozorovat své okolí očima dospělého. Pokaždé, když jeho otec odjede na služební cestu, stává se hlavou rodiny. V jednom takovém případě ale svého otce spatří na tržišti v doprovodu dvou mužů v černých slunečních brýlích a vnější svět mu najednou začne připadat jako hrůzostrašné místo, kde rodiče lžou a kde na některé otázky neexistují odpovědi.V době otcovy nepřítomnosti přichází Suleiman za svou matkou, která jej pod rouškou noci seznámí s tajemstvím svého dětství. A jak postupně lži a strach narůstají, začíná to vypadat, že se pod tíhou tohoto tajemství jeho dosavadní bezstarostný dětský svět zhroutí. Autor byl v roce 2006 nominován na mezinárodní knižní cenu Man Booker Prize a v roce 2007 obdržel cenu britského společenství za nejlepší prvotinu a mnohá další ocenění.
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Férfiak földjén


Szulejmán kisgyerek még, de az utcabeli gondtalan játék, szülei odaadó szeretete s a tisztes jómód közepette egyre inkább felsejlik előtte, milyen is valójában a világ, amelyet Kadhafi ezredes ereje teljében ural. Egy alkalommal a város főterén észreveszi apját, akiről úgy tudja, üzleti úton van, s bár még parfümje illatát is érzi, ahogy elmegy mellette, apja egy pillantást sem vet rá. Ettől kezdve válik a világ egyre félelmetesebb hellyé Szulejmán számára, ahol kérdéseire vagy nem kap választ, vagy csak hazugságot hall. Apja egyre többször és egyre hosszabb ideig marad távol, s a kisfiú különösen erős, bensőséges kapcsolatba kerül az anyjával, aki megosztja vele gyereklányként átélt megrendítő történetét, így azt is, hogyan lett szinte gyerekfejjel asszonnyá. A tettetések és elhallgatások, a megmagyarázhatatlan történések egyre gyakrabban fenyegetik Szulejmán otthonát, s már-már szétfeszítik az egykor biztonságosnak vélt falakat.
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Egy eltűnés anatómiája


Az elűzött király minisztere feleségével és kisfiával Kairóban éli a gazdag emigránsok életét. Az apa olykor el-eltűnik, sejthetően egy összeesküvés részese. Az anya váratlan halála után apa és fia elutaznak, de nem a hegyekbe, ahová egykor járt a család, hanem az alexandriai tengerpartra. Itt ismerkednek meg a rendkívül vonzó Monával, akibe a kisfiú beleszeret. Apjában, aki feleségül veszi a nála 14 évvel fiatalabb nőt, Núri riválist kezd látni, ezért jobbnak látják, ha egy angliai iskolában folytatja tanulmányait. A karácsonyi szünetet hármasban töltik Svájcban, amikor az apát ismeretlenek elhurcolják. Az immár tizennégy éves fiú és Mona magukra maradnak...
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In the Country of Men


This book is short-listed for both the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award, and published here as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Nine-year-old Suleiman is just awakening to the wider world beyond the games on the hot pavement outside his home and beyond the loving embrace of his parents. He becomes the man of the house when his father goes away on business, but then he sees his father, standing in the market square in a pair of dark glasses. Suddenly the wider world becomes a frightening place where parents lie and questions go unanswered. Suleiman turns to his mother, who, under the cover of night, entrusts him with the secret story of her childhood.
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The Return


The Return is at once a universal and an intensely personal tale. It is an exquisite meditation on how history and politics can bear down on an individual life. And yet Hisham Matar's memoir isn't just about the burden of the past, but the consolation of love, literature and art. It is the story of what it is to be human. Hisham Matar was nineteen when his father was kidnapped and taken to prison in Libya. He would never see him again. Twenty-two years later, the fall of Gaddafi meant he was finally able to return to his homeland. In this moving memoir, the author takes us on an illuminating journey, both physical and psychological; a journey to find his father and rediscover his country.
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Návrat


Kaddáfího režim mu ukradol otca a spravil z neho vyhnanca. Dvadsaťpäť rokov nevidel svoje mesto, svoje ulice, svoj rodný dom. Teraz, keď diktatúra padla, rozhodol sa vrátiť. Žije ešte jeho otec? A ak zomrel ako a kedy? Za svoj silný autobiografický román Návrat dostal líbyjsko-britský spisovateľ Hišám Matar Pulitzerovu cenu. Ponára sa v ňom do tých najväčších hĺbok samého seba i svojej krajiny. V Líbyi, ktorá zo seba zhodila okovy autokratického Kaddáfího režimu hľadá nielen svojho strateného otca, ktorý po únose zmizol kdesi v hlbinách krutej väznice Abú Salím, ale aj ďalších rodinných príslušníkov, za ktorých prepustenie bojoval zo svojho londýnskeho exilu. Kto prežil toto dlhé utrpenie? Komu sa to podarilo? Vo svojom rýdzo osobnom príbehu nám Hišám Matar ponúka aj výnimočný portrét Líbye minulej, prítomnej i budúcej. Od oslobodenia spod talianskej nadvlády až po občiansku vojnu na začiatku 21. storočia.
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A Month in Siena


FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AND MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR 'Everybody should get to spend a month with Mr. Matar, looking at paintings' Zadie Smith 'Sparkles with brilliant observations on art and architecture, friendship and loss' Guardian ____________________________________ When Hisham Matar was nineteen years old he came across the Sienese School of painting for the first time. In the year in which Matar's life was shattered by the disappearance of his father the work of the great artists of Siena seemed to offer him a sense of hope. Over the years since then, Matar's feelings towards these paintings would deepen and, as he says, 'Siena began to occupy the sort of uneasy reverence the devout might feel towards Mecca or Rome or Jerusalem'. A Month in Siena is the encounter, twenty-five years later, between the writer and the city he had worshipped from afar. It is a dazzling evocation of an extraordinary place and its effect on the writer's life. It is an immersion in painting, a consideration of grief and a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and the human condition. ____________________________________ 'Bewitching . . . Meditating on art, history and the relationship between them, this is both a portrait of a city and an affirmation of life's quiet dignities in the face of loss' The Economist, Books of the Year 'An exquisite, deeply affecting book' Evening Standard 'A dazzling exploration of art's impact on his life and writing, and a moving contemplation of grief' Financial Times 'Breathtaking' New Statesman
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A Month in Siena


FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AND MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR 'Sparkles with brilliant observations on art and architecture, friendship and loss' Guardian 'Everybody should get to spend a month with Mr. Matar, looking at paintings' Zadie Smith, Wall Street Journal, Books of the Year _______________________________________________ Matar was nineteen years old when his father was kidnapped. In the year following he found himself turning to art, particularly the great paintings of the Sienese School. They became a refuge and a way to think about the world outside the urgencies of the present. A quarter of a century later, having found no trace of his father, Matar finally visits the birthplace of those paintings. A Month in Siena is the encounter between the writer and the city. It is an immersion in painting, a consideration of love, grief and a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and life. _______________________________________________ 'A dazzling exploration of art's impact on his life and writing, and a moving contemplation of grief' Financial Times 'I can think of no better expression of the humane than this economical, modest, yet altogether breathtaking book' New Statesman, Books of the Year 'Bewitching, intensely moving' The Economist, Books of the Year
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