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The Resource The book of collateral damage, Sinan Antoon ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright

The book of collateral damage, Sinan Antoon ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright

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The book of collateral damage
Title
The book of collateral damage
Statement of responsibility
Sinan Antoon ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
Sinan Antoon returns to the Iraq war in a poetic and provocative tribute to reclaiming memory Widely-celebrated author Sinan Antoon's fourth and most sophisticated novel follows Nameer, a young Iraqi scholar earning his doctorate at Harvard, who is hired by filmmakers to help document the devastation of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. During the excursion, Nameer ventures to al-Mutanabbi street in Baghdad, famed for its bookshops, and encounters Wadood, an eccentric bookseller who is trying to catalogue everything destroyed by war, from objects, buildings, books and manuscripts, flora and fauna, to humans. Entrusted with the catalogue and obsessed with Wadood's project, Nameer finds life in New York movingly intertwined with fragments from his homeland's past and its present--destroyed letters, verses, epigraphs, and anecdotes--in this stylistically ambitious panorama of the wreckage of war and the power of memory
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Antoon, Sinan
Dewey number
892.716
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated to English from the Arabic
LC call number
PJ7914.N88
LC item number
F5413 2019
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Margellos world republic of letters book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Arabic fiction
  • 18.74 modern Arabic literature
  • Arabic fiction
  • Iraq
Label
The book of collateral damage, Sinan Antoon ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1055261131
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780300228946
Lccn
2018955516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055261131
Label
The book of collateral damage, Sinan Antoon ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1055261131
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780300228946
Lccn
2018955516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055261131

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