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The Resource The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq, Hassan Blasim ; [translated by] Jonathan Wright

The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq, Hassan Blasim ; [translated 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 by] Jonathan Wright
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Genre
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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Summary
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
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10277443
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DLC
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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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True
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  • Balāsim, Ḥasan
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
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and other stories of Iraq
Label
The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq, Hassan Blasim ; [translated by] Jonathan Wright
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20151254
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9780143123262
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013043633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn852238303
  • (OCoLC)852238303
Label
The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq, Hassan Blasim ; [translated by] Jonathan Wright
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20151254
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9780143123262
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013043633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn852238303
  • (OCoLC)852238303

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