Jean-Louise Thatcher (review date summer 1988)
SOURCE: Thatcher, Jean-Louise. Review of The Sand Child, by Tahar Ben Jelloun. Middle East Journal 42, no. 3 (summer 1988): 481-85.
[In the following excerpt, Thatcher applauds Ben Jelloun's use of metaphor and imagery in The Sand Child, calling the novel “sensitive and perceptive.”]
All of these novels are thematically rich. Tahar Ben Jelloun's The Sand Child, for example, is based firmly on culture/tradition, but the plot is influenced by and developed with the aid of literary legacy, legend, and the vivid imagination of the author.
France's most prestigious literary award, the Prix Goncourt was awarded in November...
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