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August 19 , 2009

A Tear and a Smile


This book is a fascinating fiction novel about the positive and negative aspects of life. This book exhibits the emotional philosophy at its most untamed. This book is more eastern however than the authors later writings. It is probable that in these Arabic compositions he was writing for his countrymen at home and in exile. In the beginning of this book, we are told that the tear of sorrow purifies the heart and that the smile of joy warms it with understanding. The book also describes that spiritual hunger is the goal of life, quest is its own fulfilment. To realize a dream is to lose it and the satisfied of this world are the most wretched of people. In this book, these ideas are presented without sentimentalism divested of personification. Likewise, this book is in the main given over to the more positive moods. Thus, in this book the author has sped toward eternity and saw the world as a place where misfortune must purify the soul for its reunion with god.

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