Naïm Kattan

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Naïm Kattan
Born (1928-08-26) August 26, 1928 (age 86)
Baghdad, Iraq
Notable awards Order of Canada
National Order of Quebec

Naïm Kattan, OC CQ FRSC (born August 26, 1928) is a Canadian novelist, essayist and critic of Iraqi Jewish origin.

Born in Baghdad, Iraq, he studied at the University of Baghdad from 1945 until 1947 and at the Sorbonne from 1947 until 1951. He emigrated to Montreal in 1954. He is the author of more than 30 books, translated into several languages.

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In 2013, the Canadian director Joe Balass directed a documentary titled La longueur de l'alphabet avec Naïm Kattan about Kattan's literary legacy.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1975: Adieu, Babylone: Mémoires d'un juif d'Irak
  • 1977: Les Fruits arrachés
  • 1983: La Fiancée promise
  • 1989: La Fortune du passager
  • 1990: Le Père
  • 1991: Farida
  • 1997: La Célébration
  • 1999: L'Amour reconnu
  • 1999: Le Silence des adieux
  • 2000: L'Anniversaire
  • 2003: Le Gardien de mon frère
  • 2005: Je regarde les femmes
  • 2006: Châteaux en Espagne
  • 2009: Le Veilleur
  • 2011: Le long retour

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