The Mandelbaum gate

by Muriel Spark

Publisher: Fawcett in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 287 Downloads: 777
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Subjects:

  • Women -- Israel -- Fiction,
  • Jewish-Arab relations -- Fiction,
  • Women -- Interpersonal relations -- Fiction,
  • Jerusalem -- Fiction

Edition Notes

StatementMuriel Spark.
GenreFiction.
The Physical Object
Pagination287 p. ;
Number of Pages287
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22929392M
OCLC/WorldCa3373963

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That said, the plot of the Mandelbaum Gate is so convoluted and confusing that it's like Agatha Christie on steroids. I happen to live in Israel and so enjoyed the rather insider views and insights that Sparks litters the book with in terms of the British and their mandate, and the various personalities that gather around opportunity in conflict/5(64).

The Mandelbaum Gate is a novel written by Scottish author Muriel Spark published in The title refers to the Mandelbaum Gate in Jerusalem around which the novel is set. Init won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize that year. Init was shortlisted for the Best of the James Tait Black.

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For Barbara Vaughn, a checkpoint between Jordan and the newly formed Israel is the threshold to painful self-discovery Barbara Vaughn is a scholarly woman whose fascination with religion stems partly from a conversion to Catholicism/5(12).

The Mandelbaum Gate, which separated the Israelis and the Palestinians was a metaphor for this. This book contained a lot of interesting information not just about Israel and the Palestine but also about Saudi Arabia, Egypt, The author, the son of a U.S. foreign service officer, grew up as an ex-pat in the Middle East and eventually married an /5.

Mandelbaum Gate is a former checkpoint between Israeli and Jordanian sectors of Jerusalem, just north of the western edge of the Old City along the Green sciroccowinds.com first checkpoint for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan/Israel Mixed Armistice Commission at the Mandelbaum Gate, from the close of the Arab–Israeli War in until Augustwas moved from the Israeli side of the Gate to.

Oct 02,  · There was the business of Joanna's getting a visa, and he would meet her on this side of the Mandelbaum Gate. The intensity at the Gate was quite absurd. One could understand the border incidents where soldiers would flare-up an incident suddenly and unaccountably.

But there at the Gate the precautions and suspicions of the guards were quite 5/5. Apr 18,  · So he was driven almost daily through Mandelbaum Gate, the single crossing, its name drawn from the remnants of a once splendid family villa on the spot. Here the book.

October 31, A Pilgrim's Progress By MALCOLM BRADBURY The Mandelbaum Gate By Muriel Spark. he Mandelbaum Gate in Jerusalem is the crossing point between Israel and Jordan--a place of tension where the present-day pilgrim to the Holy Places meets modern political division.

Nov 09,  · Ignoring warnings not to cross the Mandelbaum Gate – the boundary between Israel and Jordan and the division between an old land and a new land – she enlists the assistance of British diplomat Freddy Hamilton and Arab contacts.

An exotic and. Crossing Mandelbaum Gate impressed me as an especially illuminating and exciting piece of memoir and history. From Nasser to Hillel Kook, from accounts of American diplomats during unfolding crisis, to tales of escape and resistance in Nazi occupied Europe, diverse strands of history are brought together in a coherent and flowing narrative.

They think in symbols. Everything stands for something else. And when they speak in symbols it sounds like lies."" Miss Spark's book is something of a deception too although its prevalent symbol is apparent from the beginning. The Mandelbaum Gate is the midline incision between Israel and Jordan, and also between the old world and the new world.

Crossing Mandelbaum Gate is his compelling personal history of growing up an American in the midst of three major wars and three turbulent decades in the Middle East. The Zelig-like Bird brings readers into such conflicts as the Suez War, the Six Day War ofand the Black September hijackings in that triggered the Jordanian civil sciroccowinds.comed on: March 15, Crossing Mandelbaum Gate is his compelling personal history of growing up an American in the midst of three major wars and three turbulent decades in the Middle East.

The Zelig-like Bird brings readers into such conflicts as the Suez War, the Six Day War ofand the Black September hijackings in that triggered the Jordanian civil war.3/5.

Mar 03,  · His memoir Crossing Mandelbaum Gate is a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Benny Morris’s original review of Crossing Mandelbaum. Crossing Mandelbaum Gate mixes autobiography, relating Kai Bird’s early years as an American diplomat’s son in East Jerusalem, Saudi Arabia, Beirut, a.

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Click Download or Read Online button to THE MANDELBAUM GATE book. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Kai Bird talks about growing up in the Middle East(Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon) at a time when the roots of the modern Arab-Israeli conflict were.

Apr 04,  · For Barbara, a half-Jewish Catholic convert, this is a journey of faith, and she ignores warnings not to cross the Mandelbaum Gate from Israel into Jordan.

An adventure of espionage and abduction, from pilgrimage to flight, The Mandelbaum Gate is one of Spark's most compelling novels, and won the James Tait Memorial Prize. show more/5(). Apr 20,  · Crossing Mandelbaum Gate is his compelling personal history of growing up an American in the midst of three major wars and three turbulent decades in the Middle East.

The Zelig-like Bird brings readers into such conflicts as the Suez War, the Six Day War ofand the Black September hijackings in that triggered the Jordanian civil war/5(2).

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Get this from a library. Crossing mandelbaum gate: coming of age between the arabs and israelis, [Kai Bird] -- PULITZER PRIZE WINNER KAI BIRD'S fascinating memoir of his early years spent in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon provides an.

The Mandelbaum Gate divides the conflict-torn realm of Jerusalem, separating Israel from Jordan. Barbara Vaughn, a stubborn young English woman and half-Jewish Catholic convert, insists upon crossing the divide in order to rendezvous with her fiancé, in spite of the very real danger.

For Barbara, a half-Jewish Catholic convert, this is a journey of faith, and she ignores warnings not to cross the Mandelbaum Gate from Israel into Jordan. An adventure of espionage and abduction, from pilgrimage to flight, The Mandelbaum Gate is one of Spark's most compelling novels, and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize/5(10).

Crossing Mandelbaum Gate is his compelling personal history of growing up an American in the midst of three major wars and three turbulent decades in the Middle East. The Zelig-like Bird brings readers into such conflicts as the Suez War, the Six Day War ofand the Black September hijackings in that triggered the Jordanian civil war.

Apr 21,  · Kai Bird's 'Gate': One Foot In Israel, One In Palestine In his memoir, Crossing Mandelbaum Gate, Bird describes his childhood experience growing up. His most recent book, The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames, was a New York Times best-seller. He chronicled his childhood in the Middle East in his memoir, Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis--which was a Finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

The Mandelbaum Gate is a novel written by Scottish author Muriel Spark published in The title refers to the Mandelbaum Gate in Jerusalem around which the novel is set.

Init won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize that year. Init was shortlisted for the Best of the James Tait Black, it was included in Anthony Burgess's book Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English since.

May 01,  · " This book, too, I re-read for book club and loved it the second time through too. "Jennifer | 2/13/" Excellent book by Pulitzer prize winning author Kai Bird. Crossing Mandelbaum Gate covers the author's personal and family history in the 4/5.Feb 11,  · The book is set in in Jerusalem (my copy describes it as a 'historical novel', but it is not - it was published inso Spark is writing only shortly after the events take place); the Mandelbaum Gate divides Israel, or Occupied Palestine, depending on .Jan 29,  · Recently I found myself rereading Muriel Spark’s novel The Mandelbaum Gate for the first time in 30 years.

I’ve been rereading a lot of Spark over this last year and a half, because the times.