Denis Guénoun

in A Semite

Published by Columbia University Press

Published in print May 2014 | ISBN: 9780231164023
Published online November 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780231537247 | DOI:

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This chapter describes the characteristics of René Guénoun in his youth, and discusses how he respects the Arab culture. As a young man, René had the natural features of an Arab. He was tall, broad-shouldered, and well-built. He liked the Arabic culture, particularly their dignity, smile, language, as well as the percussive sounds of their words in their mouths. Also, he respected the Koran and mosques although he was an atheist. He always felt honored to enter the Muslim houses and to sit on mats arrayed on the floor, and was moved by the women's tact and the patriarchs' dignity.

Keywords: René Guénoun; Arabic culture; Koran; mosques; atheist; Muslim

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Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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