Tunisians still wear the long hooded cape called a burnoose
and every time you see one you think of Sir Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
(2.) That the traveler interprets Khadour's traditional garb from her own secular perspective as a "smart burnoose
" (Poems 58) suggests from the opposite direction the clash of their two perspectives.
Thesiger turns out to have been one of the most extraordinary creatures of his age, a nomad's nomad who nevertheless was almost parodically English, who was comfortable wearing either a burnoose
or a bowler but nothing in between.
When I say that I'd like to speak to Taillefer, if indeed there exists such a person, a young page putting the torque to a stirrup points me in the direction of one of the knights with a burnoose
halfway over his head.
He wore an eclectic mix of garments, his head swathed in a length of white cloth that hung over his shoulder, a crazy quilt of other colors visible under his brown woolen burnoose
. I waved--a friendly Midwestern American wave.
Locked away in his private quarters, the latter was conversing through an interpreter with a man draped in a burnoose
, a dress seldom seen in this coastal region: Diamagaram, a Muslim fetish priest, come down from Kong.
Although Reda is fit and determined, the guy on the loose in the burnoose
possesses superhuman strength, speed and agility.
It was Rather, wrapped in a burnoose
, who voyaged to the Hindu Kush in the early 1980s to send back paeans to the mujahedeen being trained and supplied by the CIA in its largest-ever covert operation, which ushered onto the world stage such well-trained cadres as those now deployed against America.
My unaltered clothes bagged about me more loosely than any burnoose
, and I felt a mere thread paper of a fellow.
Neruda, dressed in a burnoose
as Lawrence of Arabia, thrills comrades and admirers with his poet's voice, as his indulgent second wife (charmingly portrayed by the Argentinean actress Mercedes Moran) calls it, sonorously reciting, not for the last time, the youthful love poem that begins, "Tonight I can write the saddest lines...."
occupies the foreground; he is facing a woman whose features
A little later, he indulges in a spectacular run-on sentence (I am tempted to call it a runaway sentence), which I quote in full: But for a cup of real coffee, Prague connoisseurs had to turn to Georgios Deodatus, from Damascus, who, clad in an Arab burnoose
, walked through the streets offering hot coffee, and it is to his never-ending fame that he bought himself a house on Karlova Street in the Old Town and established the first coffeehouse there in 1713--exactly at the moment when Prague was visited (for the last time) by the plague, which killed thirteen thousand people.
His head is wrapped in a homemade bedouin burnoose
, and he is wearing a purple, polka-dotted cape.
To which tease we add the tidbit that Rick's defense attorney, Plato Cacheris, has previously represented not only Sheik Kamal Adham, the Saudi intelligence chief up to his burnoose
in the B.C.C.I.
William Westmoreland, on Good Morning America, referring to the Iraqi leader as "Sadat Hussein": Put a burnoose
over their heads and they're all the same.