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The Resource The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq, Hassan Blasim ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright

The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq, Hassan Blasim ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright

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The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq
Title
The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Hassan Blasim ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
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Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"An explosive new voice in fiction emerges from Iraq in this blistering debut by "perhaps the best writer of Arabic fiction alive" (The Guardian) The first major literary work about the Iraq War from an Iraqi perspective, The Corpse Exhibition shows us the war as we have never seen it before. Here is a world not only of soldiers and assassins, hostages and car bombers, refugees and terrorists, but also of madmen and prophets, angels and djinni, sorcerers and spirits. Blending shocking realism with flights of fantasy, Hassan Blasim offers us a pageant of horrors, as haunting as the photos of Abu Ghraib and as difficult to look away from, but shot through with a gallows humor that yields an unflinching comedy of the macabre. Gripping and hallucinatory, this is a new kind of storytelling forged in the crucible of war"--
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Balāsim, Ḥasan
Dewey number
892.7/37
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7916.A42
LC item number
A2 2014
Literary form
fiction
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1953-
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Wright, Jonathan
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  • Balāsim, Ḥasan
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq, Hassan Blasim ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from Arabic
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The corpse exhibition -- The killers and the compass -- The green zone rabbit -- An army newspaper -- Crosswords -- The hole -- The madman of Freedom Square -- The Iraqi Christ -- A thousand and one knives -- The composer -- The song of the goats -- The reality and the record -- That inauspicious smile -- The nightmares of Carlos Fuentes
Control code
852238303
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9780143123262
Lccn
2013043633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq, Hassan Blasim ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
Publication
Note
Translated from Arabic
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The corpse exhibition -- The killers and the compass -- The green zone rabbit -- An army newspaper -- Crosswords -- The hole -- The madman of Freedom Square -- The Iraqi Christ -- A thousand and one knives -- The composer -- The song of the goats -- The reality and the record -- That inauspicious smile -- The nightmares of Carlos Fuentes
Control code
852238303
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9780143123262
Lccn
2013043633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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