y The Myrtle Tree single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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Notes

  • The characters in the novel have a connection to Australia in that the sister of the first-person narrator lives there and, towards the end of the novel, the narrator's wife and child leave Lebanon, intending to migrate to Australia.
  • Dedication: For Liz
  • Epigraphs:
    It had come so softly towards us over the waters; this war; gradually, as clouds which quietly fill in a horizon from end to end. But as yet it had not broken. Only the rumour of it gripped the heart with conflicting hopes and fears. At first it had seemed to portend the end of the so-called civilised world, but this hope soon proved vain. No, it was to be as always simply the end of kindness and safety and moderate ways; the end of the artist's hopes, of nonchalance, of joy. Apart from this everything else about the human condition would be confirmed and emphasised; perhaps even a certain truthfulness had already begun to emerge from behind appearances, for death heightens every tension and permits us fewer of the half-truths by which we normally live.
    -- Lawrence Durrell, Clea

    Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come the myrtle tree, and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
    -- Isaiah 55:13

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Banipal , 2007 .
      Extent: 287p.
      ISBN: 0954966643, 9780954966645

Works about this Work

A Reading of 'The Myrtle Tree' by Jad El Hage Nijmeh Hajjar , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Made : A Multicultural Reader 2010; (p. 119-126)
Jad El Hage, The Myrtle Tree Saadi Nikro , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , no. 4 2009;

— Review of The Myrtle Tree Jad El-Hage 2007 single work novel
Writing in an 'Age of Terror' Peter Manning , 2008 single work essay
— Appears in: Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 13-29)
Jad el Hage's New Novel 'The Myrtle Tree' Susannah Tarbush , 2004- single work column
— Appears in: The Tanjara 2004-;
Jad El Hage, The Myrtle Tree Saadi Nikro , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , no. 4 2009;

— Review of The Myrtle Tree Jad El-Hage 2007 single work novel
Writing in an 'Age of Terror' Peter Manning , 2008 single work essay
— Appears in: Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 13-29)
A Reading of 'The Myrtle Tree' by Jad El Hage Nijmeh Hajjar , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Made : A Multicultural Reader 2010; (p. 119-126)
Jad el Hage's New Novel 'The Myrtle Tree' Susannah Tarbush , 2004- single work column
— Appears in: The Tanjara 2004-;
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    Lebanon,
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    Middle East, Asia,
  • 1975-1990
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