I am there among them growing into the woman I was meant to be free spirited worldly In the early 1950 s Alexandria was a multicultural city with a thriving Jewish community This story is a look into life in that community through two families
Their life of horse racing night clubs restaurants is facing rising Egyptian nationalism and the estion of whether life of horse racing night clubs restaurants is facing rising Egyptian nationalism and the Lehrbuch Der Physiologie uestion of whether emigrate to Israel In a few years the military coup would install Gamal Nasser 25 stars From the introduction The peaceful co existence of so many creeds and nationalities may have been asking too much of mankind and in the end was too good to be true It never lasts it never did This author deftly handles extremely serious social issues through this story primarily about horse. Alexandrian Summer is the story of two Jewish families living their frenzied last days in the doomed cosmopolitan social whirl of Alexandria just before fleeing Egypt for Israel in 1951 The conventions of the Egyptianpper middle class are laid bare in this dazzling novel which exposes startling sexual hypocrisies and portrays a now vanished polyglot world of horse racing seaside promenades and elegant night clubs Hamdi Ali senior is an old time patriarch with than a dash of strong Turkish blood His.
Yitzhak Gormezano Goren ð 8 SummaryRacing and the jockeys involved There isn t a wasted word here in this very dense story and I loved the final sentence and I m not giving anything away by oting it here Winter came to Alexandria Simple and with multiple meanings that s the way to end a novel This story is beautiful and the words are too evoking strong feelings and imagery Very well written and translated Spoilers In reading the first few chapters I thought I wasn t going to love the book too much after all I thought the boys explorations into homosexual sex was pretty nrealistic Would boys
Do That Yes I Guess Could Believethat Yes I guess could believe although awkward fumblings with hands
and mouth would be did they notmouth would be believable Did they not But would all 5 boys And no one had any reservati. Handsome elder son a promising horse jockey can't afford sexual frustration as it leads him to overeat and imperil his career but the woman he lusts after won't let him get beyond Sexy, Healthy, Food - 25 Clean-eats, Gluten-free Recipes undoing a few buttons Victor the younger son takes his pleasure with other boys But the true heroine of the story richly evoked in a pungentpstairsdownstairs mix is the raucous seductive city of Alexandria itself Published in Hebrew in 1978 Alexandrian Summer appears now in translation for the first timeYitzhak Gormezano Ons at all I don t know Maybe Victor had charisma and ability to influence people than anybody realised As
I Read On I Wasread on I was to put that aside because the other characters started to come alive The character who really touched me was JosephYusef His was a tragic story The other characters are all beautiful in their own ways Emile was kind grandma was compassionate and wise than her words sometimes suggest and
David was I feel sorry for him I think David got thewas I feel sorry for him I think David got the but Victor got the intelligence Victor despite his gliness and relative youth seems to me to be the self accepting and fearless of the two He was pretty wretched most of the story but I suspect he had to be this way to survive David wouldn t survive in his brother s ski. Oren was born in Alexandria Egypt in 1941 and immigrated to Israel as a child A playwright and novelist Goren studied English and French literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University In 1982 he cofounded the Bimat Kedem Theater“Helps show why postwar Alexandria inspires nostalgia and avidity in seemingly everyone who knew it The result is what summer reading should be fast carefree visceral and incipiently lubricious” The New Yorker“Luminous One of the great triumphs. ,