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ISBN: 1589395859
Author: Robert Lawrence
Language: English
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing (May 17, 2004)
Pages: 204
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 144
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Saddam Hussein's romantic fable 'Zabiba and the King' is a fascinating and moving work which provides a unique insight into the psyche of the former Iraqi dictator. Two of Saddam's former interpreters have confirmed that he penned it himself.

Saddam Hussein's romantic fable 'Zabiba and the King' is a fascinating and moving work which provides a unique insight into the psyche of the former Iraqi dictator. The reader witnesses how the intimate friendship between a lonely, unhappy king and an unusually perceptive and spirited peasant girl paves the way for the abolition of a decadent monarchy and the establishment of a popular government

Does saddam hussein what is IT about? Zabiba and the King is an. .

Does saddam hussein what is IT about? Zabiba and the King is an allegorical love story between a mighty king (Saddam) and a simple, yet beautiful commoner named Zabiba (the Iraqi people). Zabiba is married to a cruel and unloving husband (the United States) who forces himself upon her against her will. This act of rape is compared to the United States invasion of Iraq. Many Iraqis firmly believe it was penned by Saddam Hussein. Saddam Hussein never attached his name as the author of this book, but it's said that everyone in Iraq knew who wrote it. I've even asked an Iraqi friend who said it's true.

Saddam Hussein, the late President of Iraq, wrote four novels and a number of poems. com Publishing: ISBN 1-58939-585-9, 204 pgs. ^

Saddam Hussein, the late President of Iraq, wrote four novels and a number of poems Contents. 1 Zabibah and the King. 2 The Fortified Castle. ^ Brooks, Xan (20 January 2010). Sacha Baron Cohen to star in film of Saddam Hussein novel".

Saddam Hussein’s most popular book is Zabiba and the King. Showing 18 distinct works.

Dr Robert Lawrence; Dr Robert Lawrence. See our disclaimer Does saddam hussein receive any money for this book?

Dr Robert Lawrence; Dr Robert Lawrence. What is IT about? Zabiba and the King is an allegorical love story between a mighty king (Saddam) and a simple, yet beautiful commoner named Zabiba (the Iraqi people). Does saddam hussein receive any money for this book? Not a dime.

Saddam Hussein, Robert Lawrence.

Zabiba and the King" gives a glimpse into Saddam Hussein's ideology, but it isn't exactly heralded for its artistic .

Zabiba and the King" gives a glimpse into Saddam Hussein's ideology, but it isn't exactly heralded for its artistic merit. It's one of four novels attributed to Saddam. The 160-page book is described as an allegorical love story set thousands of years ago about an Iraqi king - who symbolizes Saddam himself - and a villager named Zabiba.

Saddam Hussein's romantic fable 'Zabiba and the King' is a fascinating and moving work which provides a unique .

'Zabiba and the King' appears to be a genuine attempt by Saddam Hussein to resolve some of the contradictions in his own nature and his political philosophy. While CIA analysts focused on the allegorical dimension of the novel, it is open to multiple interpretations like all genuine works of literature," the user added

Saddam Hussein, the late President of Iraq, wrote four novels and a number of poems. ^

Saddam Hussein, the late President of Iraq, wrote four novels and a number of poems YouTube Encyclopedic.

Saddam Hussein's Zabiba and the King was the first book in my library of dictator literature. I wasn't even sure I'd include Zabiba in this series, since second-division dictators like Saddam tend to lose the public's interest upon exiting the world-historical stage. I got it for Christmas 2004 – after the fall of the Ba'athist regime, but before the big man swung from the gallows. The cover reflects this: a panicked, bearded Saddam stares out at the reader, heavy bags under his eyes. But Sacha Baron Cohen is planning a film adaptation, and as his commercial instincts are far stronger than mine, I decided to take the plunge.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Zabiba and the King is an allegorical love story between a mighty king (Saddam) and a simple, yet beautiful commoner named Zabiba (the Iraqi people). Zabiba is married to a cruel and unloving husband (the United States) who forces himself upon her against her will. This act of rape is compared to the United States invasion of Iraq. DOES SADDAM HUSSEIN RECEIVE ANY MONEY FOR THIS BOOK? Not a dime. The translation is owned by the editor. WHY TRANSLATE THIS BOOK? The editor, an American businessman, had the book translated into English to satisfy his own curiosity. He also felt it would be interesting and a beneficial tool for the curious, the patriotic, the educator, the historian, etc., as well as for the friends and families of servicemen serving in Iraq. The publisher, a strong supporter of U.S. troops, felt the book was an interesting read. While the allegory is controversial and, at times, unsettling, it gives the reader an opportunity to "play detective" and attempt to decipher any hidden meanings. WHAT IS THE SETTING? The stomping grounds of a young Saddam Hussein near Tikrit, Iraq. WHAT IS THE TIME PERIOD? The era of the story is the mid-600's to early 700's A.D., due to the clue the main character, Zabiba, is a devout follower of Islam, yet the king still worships the idols of his forefathers and is ignorant of some of the fundamental traditions of the Islamic faith. DID SADDAM HUSSEIN REALLY WRITE THE NOVEL? While it is no secret that the release of this book in Arabic was an overnight best seller in Iraq and even became an on-stage musical production in Baghdad, the book promotes the establishment of a quasi-democratic form of government that the editor and others believe would not have been allowed to be published in Iraq unless Saddam were intimately involved in its creation. Many Iraqis firmly believe it was penned by Saddam Hussein.

Comments:

Zololmaran
If you're going to buy this book, buy it as an historical curiosity, not for literary entertainment. It is a complete trainwreck of a book. I see the other complimentary reviews here, and I have a hard time believing they actually read it. This is very much a "first novel", and suffers from many of the shortcomings that "first novels" are notorious for. The author is obviously fairly intelligent and fairly well-read, but also obviously has no idea whatsoever of how to tell a focused, coherent, engaging story. It is primarily a conversation between an all-powerful-but-spiritually-empty king (Saddam) and a simple-but-wise salt-of-the-earth peasant woman, Zabiba (the people and cultural wisdom of Iraq), and it takes the form of a Platonic dialogue that covers love, purpose, duty, patriotism, returning to one's roots, and other philosophical and historical matters. As such, it is overly-dramatic, overly-patriotic, overly-formal, overly-philosophical, and especially overly-verbose. Saddam's artistic ambitions far outstripped his literary abilities. As one British newspaper put it in 2003, "Saddam has gone from torturing prisoners to torturing metaphors." I like Saddam Hussein, and I have studied his life in some depth. But he is no writer. Perhaps if he had had more time, more writing experience, and some honest feedback, he could have eventually become a half-decent author, but I guess we will never know. The intellect and ideas are certainly there, and a few of the passages and insights in Zabiba are really not bad. But the book, overall, is a painful mess to slog through.
Arlana
good read!!!
Global Progression
This book was absolutely horrible.
Akta
Edited by Robert Lawrence who owns all rights to the book (translation belongs to editor) according to the book's jacket...The allegory(with refers continually about philosophical thought & ideology) ends on Pg 147 with the death of the king* and Zabiba*,with the 3rd country beside Iraq*(Saddam & its people) and the USA being Russia and proceeds on other philosophical "essay"...Editors Notes are many(Pgs IX,X) as well as Pgs 1,2,5,10,16,20,30,31,66,87,122,123,124,127,132,133,134,143,148,154,155,174.
snowball
Saddam Hussein's romantic fable 'Zabiba and the King' is a fascinating and moving work which provides a unique insight into the psyche of the former Iraqi dictator. (Two of Saddam's former interpreters have confirmed that he penned it himself.) The reader witnesses how the intimate friendship between a lonely, unhappy king and an unusually perceptive and spirited peasant girl paves the way for the abolition of a decadent monarchy and the establishment of a popular government. In the wide-ranging dialogues between the protagonists, ego-consciousness and soul-consciousness, man and woman, ruler and people are gradually reconciled. 'Zabiba and the King' appears to be a genuine attempt by Saddam Hussein to resolve some of the contradictions in his own nature and his political philosophy. While CIA analysts focused on the allegorical dimension of the novel, it is open to multiple interpretations like all genuine works of literature. Interestingly, the narrator is retelling an edifying tale which his grandmother once recited to a rapt audience of village youngsters huddled in a draughty mud hut - a reminder of Saddam's humble origins.
Throw her heart
I really like the way how was the story set
Bajinn
Why does if have to be stressed and re-stressed that the editor and publishers are pro-American? Obviously, they believe in a free market, since this is a thinly veiled attempt to make money. Look at the cover. It's Hussein's post-arrest photo. And the author attribution 'by the author Saddam Hussein' is pointlessly demeaning. Most importantly, why is a political/literary interpretation of the book in the synopsis? Shouldn't I decide for myself? As Americans, we should want the widest possible access to information, with the least amount of subjectivity. I've wanted to read one of Hussein's novels since I first heard about them. But this 'product' makes me skeptical. I think I'll wait. (Oh, and thanks for clarifying Hussein doesn't get any money from the book sales-- don't forget he already got millions of US tax dollars-- when he was a mass murderer, and the US government didn't particularly mind)
Just like the author, this is trash

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