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'A marvellously affecting memoir of the war in Lebanon: perfectly pitched and intensely evocative, and all the more powerful from being seen through the eyes of a child.' William Boyd 'Delicate and unforgettable.' Elle 'One of the most talented francophone writers of his generation.' Le Monde

About the Author

Alexandre Najjar was born in Lebanon in 1967 and is a lawyer and a literary critic. He has won many prizes, among them the Bourse de l'Ecrivain, the Prix de Poésie de la Ville de Paris, the Prix du Palais Littéraire, and the Amsterdam Prize. Recently published Kahlil Gibran: A Biography (SAQI 978-0-86356-668-4), Fall 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Telegram Books (October 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846590094
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846590092
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,261,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alexandre Najjar writes candidly the emotions and feelings of his childhood during the Lebanese war. His writing is colored with lebanese dialectical expressions; folkloric characters, places and flavors; and personal experiences in a very parochial type of war. Yet his story is as universal as it gets. Anyone having experienced any type of war -even any type of a major life-crisis, will relate to "The School of War." The tone is always light and optimistic, even cheerful. Yet the message is always present: War kills innocence.
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