Farewell to Alexandria Against a backdrop of major events in Alexandria s history from the halcyon days of the late s through the alarums of the War to the Revolution and the dispersion of almost the entire fore

  • Title: Farewell to Alexandria
  • Author: Harry E. Tzalas
  • ISBN: 9789774245558
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Against a backdrop of major events in Alexandria s history, from the halcyon days of the late 1930s, through the alarums of the War, to the 1952 Revolution and the dispersion of almost the entire foreign community of the city, Tzalas weaves his stories peopled with characters from his youth These are ordinary people, people of different nationalities and faiths, but all AAgainst a backdrop of major events in Alexandria s history, from the halcyon days of the late 1930s, through the alarums of the War, to the 1952 Revolution and the dispersion of almost the entire foreign community of the city, Tzalas weaves his stories peopled with characters from his youth These are ordinary people, people of different nationalities and faiths, but all Alexandrians, living side by side in the Great City In describing each character with great sensitivity and perception, Tzalas succeeds not only in capturing the essence of the city itself, but in poignantly foretelling the fundamental changes and exodus that were to come The events surrounding, among others, a German family caught in the city during the Second World War, three French monks, an old Greek musician, and a group of cultivated elderly Alexandrian gentlemen, are told with an affection often tinged with sadness Through these characters, Tzalas tells the story of everyday lives caught up in the turbulent currents of history and the transformation of a beloved city the end of an era Each of the eleven stories is accompanied by an evocative illustration by Anna Boghiguian.

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    About “Harry E. Tzalas

    1. Harry E. Tzalas says:

      For Greek see .Harry Tzalas was born in Alexandria, Egypt and educate in french schools In 1956, he emigrated with his family to Brazil before settling in Greece He is the founder and president of the Hellenic Institute for Ancient and Medieval Alexandrian Studies, based in Athens.



    2 thoughts on “Farewell to Alexandria

    1. The Alexandrian Corniche In 1954 Naguib stood down and his place was taken by the true leader of the revolution, Gamal Abd al-Nasser, who was to stamp his personality upon a whole era. Alexandria was a cosmopolitan city almost from the time it was founded in 331 BCE, attracting people of many races, cultures and religions as it became first the capital of the Ptolemies whose cultural significance soon eclipsed that of Athens and the Ionian metropolises, then one of the three great cities of the [...]

    2. mytwostotinki/?p=198Utopia, resurrected Alexandria, the second biggest Egyptian city, has been for most of its history a truly cosmopolitan Mediterranean city. From the time of its foundation by Alexander the Great until the Suez crisis Alexandria housed not only a big Greek community, but also people from all possible different ethnic, national and religious background. When you would walk on the streets of Alexandria one hundred years ago, you would probably hear people on the streets talking [...]

    3. This takes you back to the days of cosmopolitan Alexandria, it colors your memory with vivid yet lively pictures from the past of the old city. Tzalas perfectly describes old Alexandria's glamour for someone who hadn't lived in this era, just like me. It takes you to the warmth of the people's kindness, the coldness of the war, the diversity of nationalities, the beauty of homes, the renaissance of entertainment and more. You will feel as if you've hopped into a time machine and traveled to the [...]

    4. A book i picked by mere chance from a shelf in the Library. A beautiful thread of stories from the memories of someone who lived and loved Alexandria, about people who lived and loved Alexandria. Simple, day to day stories that trigger your nostalgia to days that you haven't even lived, but wish you had.

    5. Beautiful. A word I rarely use to describe a book, but this one truly is.I stumbled upon it and decided to buy it because I was amazed by its cover, I had no idea the interior was just as amazing."So many dreams long betrayed, so many desires never fulfilled, so many smothered hopes.Link after link in a long chain, generation after generation, raked up passions from the depth of time."

    6. loved it, became one of my favorites. Apart from the fact that it's about my lovely city and how life has been like during the middle of the past century, I loved the style. Each story of this semi-dairy is a well-written piece, so engaging. I really did enjoy reading this. 5 stars and a heart

    7. Picked up at an Alexandria book fair, this gem gave me a new appreciation for the city I find myself living in. A beautifully designed book with unusual, abstract illustrations and a fold-out map of the old city.Each of the short stories focuses on a member of the various national and religious communities living in pre-revolutionary Alexandria, imaginative or perhaps accurate versions of people the author himself knew as a young Greek man growing up there.Most are uplifting yet all have a sense [...]

    8. A quite touching book about the departure of inhabitants(the foreign communities) of Egypt's beautiful city, Alexandria to their countries because of the changes at that time. The sad thing is none of these people considered Alexandria anything other than their "home". The author is one of the inhabitants who left the city and he says that he never imagined himself anywhere else except as a "tourist". The eleven short stories in the book are about the history of the city, not of course the histo [...]

    9. This book is written with the flavor of memoriesAfter u read it,u ll feel powerfully nostalgic for an unidentified thing,a once-in-a-life trip to the one-time cosmopolitan Alexandria. I wont deny that it left a slight trace of sadness in me.It could be because I know that "the Great City"will never be great once more!!Why does history repeat itself only foolishly?Has the moment come to say adieu,to say farewell to Alexandria,once and for all?No,at least in my eyes,"the city of bleeding,insanity, [...]

    10. collection of nice short stories, written in alexandria backgrounda present from a good friend of mine who is currently studying in alex ^___^ thanks qamarul.

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