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Le Monde reviews Stella Maris, by Elias Khoury: “A magnificent epic”

Richard Jacquemond reviews Stella Maris in Le Monde, November 2023
An Israeli Palestinian tries to find his place in a society that marginalizes him. “Stella Maris”, by Elias Khoury, is a magnificent epic.

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Élias Khoury: When the character overtakes the story – L’Orient litteraire

By Tarek Abi Samra, L’Orient Littéraire, September 2023
The romantic character is generally only one of many elements used by the novelist to create a story. Other elements include plot, descriptions, point of view, narrative techniques, etc. However, the reader is spontaneously inclined to ignore all this and to see in a novel only the story of this or that character. A certain effort is in fact necessary to free oneself from this spontaneous reading and realize that the fictional character – even if he is both the protagonist and the …

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Elias Khoury shares his thoughts about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

An interview with Elias Khoury published in L’Humanité, November 9, 2023
The great Lebanese writer Elias Khoury just published Stella Maris, a vast epic on Palestine. He shares his thoughts on hot news of an Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In Stella Maris (Actes Sud), Elias Khoury explores identity, memory, voluntary amnesia, betrayal and the relationships between the Shoah and the Nakba. Currently editor-in-chief of the Arabic edition of the Review Palestinian studies, Elias Khoury, Lebanese citizen (born in Beirut in 1948), decided, in the 1960s, to become a member of Fatah, then the largest …

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L’Humanite reviews Stella Maris by Elias Khoury, “the tragic story of the wandering Palestinian”

By Muriel Steinmetz in L’Humanité, 9 Nov. 2023
Elias Khoury, in a novel with current resonances by the force of circumstances, brings to its height the paradox of the one who is lost, by simulating being the other who has despoiled his people.

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Stella Maris: “The task of this novel, which is brimming with stories, is to put them in perspective and bring them together in the same hymn”

Published in Politis, 19 October 2023
In Stella Maris, Elias Khoury tells the story of Adam, a Palestinian man living in Israel, born in 1948 in the Lodz Ghetto and, by force of circumstances, suffering from identity problems.

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Elias Khoury Stella Maris: a lyrical and melancholic Palestinian epic

A review by Sébastien Lapaque for Le Figaro, published in October 2023
In French, Adam is a four-letter first name. In the translation of Elias Khoury’s novel, he is made of flesh and blood, clay and divine breath. Adam. Such is the name of “Stella Maris“‘s main protagonist, born in 1948 in Haifa, the capital of northern Israel, a city located both at the foot and on the slopes of Mount Carmel, which is home to a large community of Palestinian Arabs alongside the Jewish population.