The Angel of History (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
2017-08-29
Utmärkelser
Long-listed for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence 2017 (UK)
Förlag
Corsair
Dimensioner
199 x 136 x 20 mm
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240 g
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,
ISBN
9781472152381
The Angel of History (häftad)

The Angel of History

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'A profoundly beautiful novel that infolds the political with the personal in unexpected and new ways . . . An extraordinary book' Neel Mukherjee, New Statesman, 'Books of the Year 2016' 'His stories take the reader into the labyrinth that is the mind . . . The Angel of History is digressive and daring' the Economist 'Alameddine has created a scintillating, original work whose moral complexity and detail of observation are wholly contemporary and entirely his own' Spectator Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, The Angel of History follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints. Set in Cairo and Beirut; Sana'a, Stockholm, and San Francisco; Alameddine gives us a charged philosophical portrait of a brilliant mind in crisis. This is a profound, philosophical and hilariously winning story of the war between memory and oblivion we wrestle with every day of our lives. 'Here is a book, full of story, unrepentantly political at every level. At a time when many western writers seem to be in retreat from saying anything that could be construed as political, Alameddine says it all, shamelessly, gloriously and, realised like his Satan, in the most stylish of forms' the Guardian
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Darkly funny - Library Journal In this provocative portrait of a man in crisis, masterful storyteller Alameddine takes on some of the most wrenching conflicts of the day. - Booklist Alameddine is excellent at weaving literary references into his storytelling . . . A feverish portrait of a mind in crisis. - Kirkus Reviews Alameddine brilliantly captures [the protagonist] Jacob's mind as it leaps between memory and the present. - Publisher's Weekly In the spirit of Mikhail Bulgakov's satirical masterpiece THE MASTER AND MARGARITA, Rabih Alameddine conjures an elegiac comedy with aplomb, his incantations rich with sincerity and irreverence . . . Alameddine is an entrancing storyteller, imbuing the quotidian with magnificence and undermining solemnity with sauciness . . . THE ANGEL OF HISTORY is outstanding, a novel that leaves a lasting mark. - Shelf Awareness A cleverly constructed novel that questions what we remember and why we forget. - San Francisco Magazine Here is a book, full of story, unrepentantly political at every level. At a time when many western writers seem to be in retreat from saying anything that could be construed as political, Alameddine says it all, shamelessly, gloriously and, realised like his Satan, in the most stylish of forms. - Aminatta Forna, The Guardian Shades of THE MASTER AND MARGARITA haunt Rabih Alameddine's sixth book . . . Yet, while echoes of Bulgakov's masterpiece inform THE ANGEL OF HISTORY from first to last, Alameddine has created a scintillating, original work whose moral complexity and detail of observation are wholly contemporary and entirely his own. - John Burnside, Spectator

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Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels An Unnecessary Woman; I, the Divine; Koolaids; The Hakawati; and the story collection, The Perv.