Busayna, Taha's childhood sweetheart, is worn down by the double standards which expect her to provide for her widowed mother and siblings, to guard her honour, and to endure sexual harassment at work. Tutti i personaggi sono tormentati per un motivo o per un altro, ma i due più semplici e meno idealisti sono gli unici a trovare davvero la felicità. I also feel that this daring story has opened the way or paved it for more creativity without the need to worry about censorship or limiting expressions. This ten-story structure, I found, has a lot to say. Some of the subjects are so taboo in Egyptian life that I am surprised the morality police were not all over it. This controversial bestselling novel in the Arab world reveals the political corruption, sexual repression, religious extremism, and modern hopes of Egypt today.
What came as a a surprise is Adel Imam's son in real life The bawab's son who become a terrorist and Khaled El Sawy The Gay. Every side story evolves in a different direction and involves controversial characters who are linked only by the same building society in someway or the other, the different stories are interweaves in an artistic way to dramatise different controversial issues and taboos from adultery, political corruption, homosexuality to Islamic fundamentalism. Abduh, deeply in debt and still racked with guilt, consents to one night in the hope of getting back on his feet. Corruption -- moral and otherwise -- is endemic, and the authorities, in particular, do not come off well. Within a few months, it has taken the Egyptian book world by Storm. The viciousness and injustice of the murder served to galvanize public opinion, and was an important catalyst for the uprising, eventually evolving into the still-unfolding. The film is an ambitious and promising if under-edited piece.
The Yacoubian Building illustrates these two points in several ways. The French and Greek structures of the building itself describes westernized Egyptian culture, almost attempting to become one with the nations who have colonized them, renouncing traditional Egyptian styled architecture and traditions. Busyana and Abduh are two more characters who sacrifice their dignity to support family members. في البداية تغاضيت عن شعوري بالقرف اثناء القراءة وعصرت على نفسي لمونة واجبرت نفسي على إستكمالها فلم أستطع التحمل أكثر من ذلك. Of course, it's tough as an American, and therefore one used to experiencing art that throws critical darts at my country's beliefs and institutions, to fully understand how controversial this film and the book on which it is based has been in Egypt. ان تركز الضوء على طائفه مهمشه فى مجتمعك وتبرز جوانب حياتها بكل ابداع وبكل تفرد واختلط كل ذلك لينتج لنا مجتمع اصيل نعيش فيه ونتعايش معه مجتمع قلما استطاع احد ان يقدمه بتلك الصوره الناضجه Dispiriting. Hatim is happy to give Abduh whatever he needs as long as Abduh continues to be his lover.
Ultimately, though, despite the three hours running time, I walked away unsatisfied, defeated by the film's ambition. Egyptians should not be blamed for attacking this movie and all other movies that don't mirror the facts of Egyptian society. Director Marawan Hamed did a great job. It has been translated into English, Danish, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Greek and Dutch, and was adapted into a film 2006 and a television series 2007 of the same name. Ranging widely around his Cairo, Al Aswany describes the many ways his characters scrabble against one another in this struggle to be human. ولكنّها مباشرتية متعسّفة على البلاغة والجمال، أفرزت سردا تقريريّا يقرأ بسرعة كما تقرأ الصحف، وهو أكثر ما أعيبه على عمارة يعقوبيان.
And the portrayal of homosexuality seems cliched in its sordidness, but then how can it be anything else in a society that makes something so natural illegal? أعظم ما كتب فى وصف المجتمع المصرى منذ كتابات نجيب محفوظ. The character sketches at the start of the book give readers a glimpse of the daily lives and passions of the denizens of the building, who represent every class of society. The characters were wonderful although some of them seemed like stereotypes. A great read that is also a cultural lesson through fiction. بعد هذا بفترة وحين بدات اعمل في مهنة بائع الكتب كانت هوجة رواية نادي السيارات عاملة في هذا الوقت ولكن كان هناك نوع من التابو يحيط باسم علاء الاسواني بشكل كبير وعام ويحيط بعمارة يعقوبيان بشكل خاص وكان من ياتي ليسال او ليشتري كتابا لعلاء الاسواني يشاتمة ويلعن سلسفيل جميع رواياتة ومن ثم يشتري نادي السيارات مثلا حتي انة في احد المرات كان طالبين يحدثا بعضهما حول الكتب وانا المع اوكرا بجانبهما قال احدهم عن الرواية ان من يقراها يصبح شاذا وهو ما جعل الشخص الاخر يضحك بشدة.
The story neither droops into sentimentality nor takes a desultory turn. Having read the novel almost a year ago, I was very impatient to watch the movie knowing the magnificent cast lined up to put their talent on display for that movie. I didn't like Wahid Hamed's adaptation of the book. È proprio questo antico edificio a ospitare la più varia umanità, dal ricco imprenditore tradizionalista al giornalista gay di sinistra fino ai ceti popolari che occupano degli ex sgabuzzini sulla terrazza. From this depressing landscape, Alaa Al Aswany has conjured a bewitching political novel of contemporary Cairo that is also an engagé novel about sex, a romantic novel about power and a comic yet sympathetic novel about the vagaries of the human heart.
Another example would be how someone came out of nowhere to kill off one of the main characters. Shown as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival 2007. Even men are reduced to a form of semi-prostitution. She learns that if she wants to keep her job she has to put up with the very unwanted attentions of her boss; after getting repeatedly fired, she finally gives in, letting shopkeeper Talal rub up against her and play with her body. لا أدري لماذا إحتفل النقاد بهذه الرواية بعبارات لا تناسب لا موضوعها ولا اسلوبها، هل لفراغ الساحة الأدبية، أم لـ اقحام المؤلف للثلاثي المحرم الدين، السياسة والجنس ؟! وكيف ان بعد ما وقعت الثورة. Sono donne e che tacciono e si sottomettono. A new elite drawn from the new cadres of power replaces them.
And you know what's really dispiriting? What I have witnessed is far beyond any Egyptian movie. Was this intentional irony on the part of Al Aswany? But in The Yacoubian Building, an apartment complex on a downtown street tells the story of a whole nation. حول عمارة يعقوبيان المقال الثالث اتحدث الان حول الرواية الاكثر جاذبية في اخر 20 عاما واظن انها الرواية المصرية الاولي التي تشغل قوائم الاكثر مبيعا عالميا لقد زعزعت الواقع المصري عند صدورها ترجمات واحتلال القوائم الاكثر مبيعا ومقالات وجوائز ومن ثم فيلم سنيمائي بدعم كبير ونجوم علي درجة كبيرة من التميز بأخراج رائع وهي الرواية العربية الوحيدة التي قراتها عدد مرات تصل الي السبعة لشدة امتاعها وكلما كنت ارتب مكتبتي وظهر هذا الكتاب اقرا بة عدد فصول. In this respect, I felt the novel is incomplete, that whatever lasting message the novel intended to convey has been left unsaid. Poi scendendo ed avvicinandosi, però, si riesce a spiare dalle porte socchiuse e dalle tende spostate sulle finestrelle. .
C'è un fine progetto che intende lavare i panni sporchi in piazza anziché in casa. And it's easy to know why. But instead of ending his book with an explosive bang, one that might leave an indelible mark on the reader, the novelist chooses to keep things light, resorting to a Hollywood-style finale, where everything ties up nicely and happily. My favorite was Busayna because I could very slightly identify with some of her predicament in the workplace from long, long ago. Brought together only by their place of residence, these very different people are, by the end, brought together in a second way, by the common experience of life in modern Egypt. . Visiting the country had been my secret dream, which was realised three years ago.
These themes have set The Yacoubian Building apart from other Arab novels in the sense that there are no barriers in its description of the problems encountered. She had My favorite was Busayna because I could very slightly identify with some of her predicament in the workplace from long, long ago. The action is set in the 1990's. I am increasing my rating from 3 to 4 stars on second thoughts. وكيف انها احتوت بين ضلوعها المصريين والاجانب واليهود والارمن.