The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist Emile Habiby
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
John Harrison—Viriconium Nights (1984) (not finished - didn't like it much) Ursula K. Jumana Emil Abboud, Taboun, 2012. My title comes from Emile Habiby's novel, The Secret Life of Saeed, the Pessoptimist. He was also a member of the Israeli parliament for three terms. Imil Habibi—The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist (1974; trans. Twice in recent months, while reading wonderful books (The Secret Life of Saeed, The Pessoptimist, and Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr), I found my pleasure impaired by an urge to hurry. How do you differentiate between a pessimist and an optimist? Habibi's popular mainstream sf novel Al-waqa' al-ghariba fi ikhtifa' Said Abu an-Nahs al-Mutasha'il (1974; trans as The Secret Life of Saeed, the Ill-Fated Pessoptimist: A Palestinian who Became a Citizen of Israel 1982). "[The secret life of Saeed, the ill-fated pessoptimist] was a novel written by the late Palestinian author Emile Habibi in 1974. Marwa Arsanios & Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Cropped image from book cover of The Secret Life of Saeed – The Pessoptimist, 1985. By Emile Habiby Emile Habiby was an Israeli-Palestinian journalist —well respected by both Arabs and Israelis. In The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist by Emile Habiby, a Palestinian illegally gains re-entry into Israel after the deportation of Palestinian refugees in 1948. I don't differentiate between optimism and pessimism and am quite at a loss as to which of the two characterizes me.