Selim Nassib

Le tumulte

The Tumult

August 26, 2022
Novel
512 pages
9782823617641
978-2-8236-1764-1
																Selim Nassib, Le tumulte
																Selim Nassib, Le tumulte

From the 1950s to today, the novel tells the story of Beirut, a mythical city torn apart by history.

A passionate and exciting book about the journey of a young man in love with justice, engaged with part of his generation in the camp of the “progressives”, this novel begins with the chronicle of a sentimental education (its hero, Youssef Hosni, is 13 years old at the beginning of the story), and continues with a plunge into the protest climate of 1968 (Youssef is then one of the leaders of the student movement). It ends with the siege of Beirut surrounded by Tsahal, and the tragic fate of Palestinian refugees—moments of extreme violence that Youssef, who has become a war reporter for a French newspaper, “covers”.

L’auteur

Journalist, writer, Selim Nassib was born and raised in Beirut in a Jewish family of Syrian origin. He was the special correspondent of Libération during the Lebanese war.

Noteworthy

Composed of three independent parts, this powerful and largely autobiographical novel recounts three episodes in the life of the narrator and his family, Lebanese Jews, at key moments in their country’s history: the Suez crisis (1956), the hope for revolutionary change (1968), the civil war and the Israeli invasion (1982).

August 26, 2022
Novel
512 pages
9782823617641
978-2-8236-1764-1