by Erich Kästner
Illustrations by Walter Trier
Translated by Hoda Issa
An important novel written by a German writer
whose ideas and style have universal appeal, the Animal Conference
has been translated into several languages.
This Arabic translation affords the contemporary Arabic reader with
the opportunity to familiarize himself with different views of war
and peace in world literature.
Animal Conference conveys a message of peace by dealing imaginatively
with the relationship of animals with one another as contrasted
to the relationship of human beings with one another, as well as
with the extremely different, almost opposite, views of the world
held by animals and humans respectively.
Written in a humourous, sometimes sarcastic style, the novel has
appeal to both children and adults. The sensitive, child-like illustrations
of the text further contribute to conveying the central message
of peace with which the novel is concerned.
Paperback: ISBN 977-304-098-4